Henry Ford museum presents Designing Tomorrow: America’s World’s Fairs of the 1930s

. June 8, 2013

The Henry Ford museum presents Designing Tomorrow: America’s World’s Fairs of the 1930s an exhibition on view through September 2, 2013.

Designing Tomorrow: America’s World’s Fairs of the 1930s helps explain why millions of Americans traveled to world’s fairs in the 1930s for a glimpse of the future. Explore the modernist spectacle of architecture and design in this limited-engagement exhibition at Henry Ford Museum.

Find out how these fairs became a community platform and wowed the American public. Six Depression-era fairs introduced society to new ideas about the future of American life. The artifacts are drawn from the featured expositions: Chicago, IL—A Century of Progress International Exposition (1933–34); San Diego, CA—California Pacific International Exposition (1935-36); Dallas, TX—Texas Centennial Exposition (1936); Cleveland, OH—Great Lakes Exposition (1936-37); San Francisco, CA—Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-40); and New York, NY—New York World’s Fair (1939-40).

The exhibit brings together nearly 150 artifacts of these fairs in a never-before-seen experience at Henry Ford Museum. Included in the exhibition are building models, architectural remnants, furniture, ephemera, period film footage, and Elektro the Moto-Man robot. www.thehenryford.org

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