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The Power of Steampunk

Description: Through a series of galleries featuring one-of-kind, hands-on interactive Steampunk sculptures, visitors learn STEAM principles, the power of imagination and creative problem solving, empowering them to dream and become Makers themselves. The Power of Steampunk is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) exhibition focusing on creative problem solving by using functional art sculptures, modeled after famous historical figures. Each “humachine” Steampunk sculpture is made from repurposed period antiques and salvage objects infused with modern technology. The Power of Steampunk teaches STEAM principles coupled with lessons about the power of human imagination.

Rooted in the aesthetic and cultural Steampunk movement, the centerpieces of The Power of Steampunk are large-scale, moving sculptures— made entirely from found industrial objects—that depict some of history’s most visionary writers, artists and inventors, such as HG Wells and Mary Shelley, returning to the present-day as the very machines they once made famous. Hands-on and highly interactive, The Power of Steampunk engages visitors in various disciplines including art, science, and history, while encouraging them to become a part of the Maker Movement. These inspirational, fantastical, kinetic sculptures inspire visitors to celebrate the past while setting a path for a re-imagined future! At the top level, the exhibition explores and explains Steampunk itself by combining the central sculptures of artist Bruce Rosenbaum with other works of art and Steampunk inspired exhibitry. It also invites visitors on a journey, rooted in STEAM principles where they can learn about the important convergence of Science and Art. In addition, the exhibition provides valuable life lessons for each visitor, encouraging her or him to pursue their passions, work together, and—by doing so—create a better future for all of us.

Galleries:
  • Introduction
  • Past Meets Future
  • HG Wells: Power of the Imagination in Science
  • Mary Shelley: Ethics and Electricity
  • Thomas Blanchard: Steam Automation and Leisure
  • Jules Verne: The Power of the Mind
  • Isaac Singer: Parts of a Whole
  • George Eastman: Envisioning the Future
  • Optional: Makers Space
Category: Science & Technology
Primarily Consists Of: Hands-On Activities
Cost: Call for info.
Size: 4,000-7,000 sf
Venue Length: 3-6 months
Availability: Spring 2018 and beyond
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Organization: Imagine Exhibitions, Inc.
Contact: Debbie Donohue - Vice President of Exhibitions
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Website: http://www.imagineexhibitions.com

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