Reconsidered Materials

Although Suitcases May Seem As Though They're Made of Stone, They Seldom Are

Event has passed (Fri Feb 3, 2006 - Sun Jun 18, 2006)
Museums, Science Museum
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Our experiences of objects depend heavily on our understanding and expectations of the materials from which they’re made. This often occurs without conscious thought. The Exploratorium draws attention to this invisible interaction by creating works from unusual or unexpected materials, like for example, a Hummer made of Styrofoam. The exhibition features works by artists Andrew Junge, Ulrike Palmbach, and Flash in Tonyland among others. The cavernous Palace of Fine Arts itself becomes part of the canvas as animated artworks hang from the building’s exposed beams and trusses.


Pier 15 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA
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  1. Exploratorium
    Pier 15 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA