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Art of the Airport Tower

A photographic journey to airports around the world. Smithsonian photographer Carolyn Russo explores the varied forms and functions of air traffic control towers throughout aviation history, making these ordinary structures extraordinary.

Art of the Airport Tower is a photographic journey to airports around the world. Smithsonian photographer Carolyn Russo explores the varied forms and functions of air traffic control towers throughout aviation history, making these ordinary structures extraordinary: more than mere aviation artifacts, they are monumental abstractions, symbols of cultural expression, and testimonies of technological change. The exhibition brings a heightened awareness to the architectural beauty and historical significance of these structures.

CONTENT
50 large-format framed photographs, 50 text labels to accompany each photograph describing the airport history and/or tower description. 6 text panels/essays: title panel, introduction, air traffic controllers, airport codes, artist statement, and historical overview.

SUPPLEMENTS
Educational activity material developed by NASM Education Department, exhibition script, sample press release, images for press.

Art of the Airport Tower is a traveling exhibition from Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum toured internationally by Flying Fish.

Floor area

71-71m²
Language(s)
English
For rent

Setup time

1.0days

Dismantling time

1.0days

Keywords

  • art & science

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Flying Fish

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