Posts in the category "Exhibits":

Magna Carta exhibit at MSP Airport

Ink & Scrolls representative of tools used before the printing press. Photo by Craig Madsen, Thomson Reuters

A new exhibit celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, titled Magna Carta to Minnesota: the Rule of Law, is on view between Gate C6 to 11 in Concourse C at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

“Celebrating the 800th anniversary of the charter is important because its central to how we live our lives,” said Robyn Robinson, Arts and Culture Director of the MSP Airport Foundation, “Americans are fervent about our personal freedoms and civil rights, now more than ever. The exhibit shows us the basics of where and how those rights originated.”

U. S. Supreme Court Bobbleheads: Justice John Rutledge, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice David H. Souter and Justice John Jay (1st Supreme Court Justice). Photo by Craig Madsen, Thomson Reuters

The exhibit, on view through mid-November 2015, includes more than 100 items, ranging from a a painting by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger to bobble-heads of Supreme Court justices.

Gavel on presentation stand presented to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger. The pewter band on the gavel reads: “Turned in 1978 from an elm planted on the homestead of John Jay…CA: 1800.” Affixed to the stand is a sterling silver plate with the inscription. “Presented to Chief Justice Warren E. Burger on Queen Anne’s Day, May 5, 1979.” Photo by Craig Madsen, Thomson Reuters

The exhibit is presented by the airport and locally-based Thomson Reuters.

All photos by Craig Madsen, Thomson Reuters.

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)

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