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Toy exhibit at Austin Airport

AUSTIN Simpsons

A great selection of 20th century dolls and toys, including cast metal figures, wind-ups, electric trains and action figures from the (yet to open) Austin Toy Museum are on display in the east and west food courts at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Austin Toys poster

There’s a Kewpie doll from 1925, a Lionel streamlined steam locomotive with tender from the 1940s and a set of dolls from the “The Simpsons” circa 1991.

Batman and Robin are here and so are G.I. Joe, Spock and Barbie.

Austin toy Spock

“20th Century Toys” is on display through August 4, 2015 in post-security pylon showcases on the concourse between Gates 7-11.

Austin Toy Batman

Austin Toy Barbie

Austin toy car

(All photos courtesy of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport)

Superman spotted at Cleveland Airport

superman

If you’re flying in to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) and you don’t check baggage, you might miss a chance to see Superman.

The exhibit in the airport baggage claim area features a Superman statue and a wall filled with tidbits about the superhero that was first created in Cleveland.

Greetings from: Tokyo Narita Airport

narita origami chicks_edited

Technically, it is a shop selling gift boxes of Japanese confections. But the Nippon Origami Museum in Terminal 1 at Tokyo’s Narita Airport devotes most of its space displays of creative, offbeat and surprising examples of origami.

Here are a few more samples spotted on a short middle-of-the-night layover:

Narita origami dolls

Narita Origami Flowers

The Origami Museum shop is just down the hall from Narita’s Kabuki Gate, which features mannequins dressed in Kabuki costumes, music and craft items associated with Kabuki performances and an interactive media station where you can email an image of your face in a Kabuki mask.

Narita Kabuki

San Diego Airport & the Panama-California Exposition

San Diego Balboa Park

As part of San Diego’s year-long celebration for the centennial of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, San Diego International Airport is hosting a year-long exhibition celebrating San Diego’s 1915 Panama-California Exposition.

The exhibit is airport-wide, with 30 installations, and includes original artwork and historic images, collectibles, artifacts and large-format photographs and postcards that show off the unique history, landscape and architecture of the Park.

San Diego Balboa  Park artifacts

The exhibit also includes a replica of the famous wicker “Electriquette,” which transported fairgoers at the 1915 Exposition.

San Diego elecgtrique

(All photos courtesy of San Diego International Airport)

Art Deco on exhibit at SFO Airport

SFO airplane cocktail shaker

Airplane cocktail shaker, 1930s. Courtesy SFO Museum

 

A new exhibition at San Francisco International Airport displays fashionable and everyday items that evoke the Art Deco era, from works by French sculptors to airline-shaped cocktail shakers and streamlined radios.

SFO Deco radio

Art Deco Bakelite radio, 1930 Courtesy SFO Museum

Need a quick quick recap on Art Deco?

The exhibition notes tell us that this design style popular in the 1920s and ’30s was ‘dynamic and modern’ and exuded ‘glamour, pleasure, and escape,’ drawing inspiration from the mechanized world but also upon historic European styles, ancient and distant cultures, and contemporary avant-garde art. Art Deco permeated all mediums, including fine art, sculpture, architecture, interior design, furnishings, fashion, graphic design and mass-produced goods and we’ve got some great examples here Life and Style in the Age of Art Deco exhibition the SFO Museum has put together at San Francisco International Airport Terminal 3, Boarding Area F (post-security) through August 16, 2015.

SFO deco compacts

Assorted Art Deco compacts and eye shadow containers. Courtesy SFO Museum

 

(All photos courtesy of SFO Museum)

SFO Woman petting gazelle

Woman petting a gazelle c. 1930s Pierre Le Faguays (pseudonym: Fayral. Courtesy SFO Museum

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