Exhibits

Fresh art at Phoenix Airport

Susan Folwell, Mimbres Bat-Man Canteen 2012, courtesy PHX Airport

Susan Folwell, Mimbres Bat-Man Canteen 2012, courtesy PHX Airport

A new exhibit at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport titled Between Two Worlds features the work of Native American artist Susan Folwell. She comes from a family of noted potters and combines traditional pottery making techniques and forms with modern themes – like Batman and the experience of flying.

The exhibition is located at Terminal 4 on level 2 in two display cases and will be on view through May 8, 2016. I

Susan Folwell - Come Fly with Me

Susan Folwell – Come Fly with Me

Pow Wow  Girl - Susan Folwell - courtesy PHX Airport

Pow Wow Girl – Susan Folwell – courtesy PHX Airport

Vintage purses on display at SFO Museum

SFO VINTAGE PURSE ALLIGATOR

Alligator claws handbag early 1900s Courtesy SFO Museum

A new exhibition at San Francisco International Airport features vintage and antique bags from the 18th to the 20th century that will have you rethinking the way you carry around your everyday essentials.

SFO Vintage purse lady

Scenic beaded purse c. 1914. Courtesy SFO Museum

Once, both men and women wore purses attached to their belts or fabric bands that hung from waist.

Interior pockets were invented at the end of the 16th century, and men began discarding their purses and stuffing their money and personal items in their pockets instead.

That left women holding the bags, which evolved into the indispensable accessories and decorative art and fashion objects on view in the SFO Museum’s latest offering – Essential Style: Vintage and Antique Purses- in the International Terminal Main Hall Departures Lobby at SFO Airport through July 24, 2016.

Items on exhibit are on loan from the Antique Purse Collectors Society.

Here are some more images of the vintage bags and purses on display:

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Arts and Crafts-style handbags c. 1920s. Courtesy SFO Museum

SFO Museum purse colored

Spiderweb design needlework purse c. 1820. Courtesy SFO Museum

 

 

 

 

Toy exhibit at Philadelphia International Airport

PHL STAR WARS

A new exhibit at Philadelphia International Airport features Star Trek and Star War toys, Barbie dolls and other items from the collection of Ronald Toby, a Philadelphia resident with more than 800,000 toys, sports items and other treasures in his collection.

phl Barbie

Look for Philadelphia’s Toy Story post-security in Terminal D through April 2016.

Museum Monday: Toy Story at SFO Museum

Woody Bud Luckey reproduction of marker on paper Courtesy of Pixar Animation Studios  -

Woody
Bud Luckey
reproduction of marker on paper
Courtesy of Pixar Animation Studios –

A new exhibition from the SFO Museum at San Francisco International Airport celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the Toy Story film with a presentation of artwork and artifacts from Pixar.

Early Woody and Woody - cast urethane resin Courtesy of Pixar Animation Studios  -

Early Woody and Woody – cast urethane resin
Courtesy of Pixar Animation Studios –

Included in Toy Story at Twenty are maquettes, modeling sculptures, creative props and images that illustrate the development of Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the gang. Look for the fun exhibit, pre-security, in the International Terminal Main Hall Departures Lobby through May 22, 2016.

Aliens - Courtesy of Pixar Animation Studios

Aliens – Courtesy of Pixar Animation Studios

Spotted at Rapid City Regional Airport

Rapid City Airport rug

For a week of adventure in South Dakota – including visit to Mount Rushmore, Wall Drug and Deadwood – my trip begins at Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP).

In a gift shop stocked with lots of great regional items, I spotted these two gems:

Rapid City Airport buffalo chip

Rapid city AIrport stuffed animal

The airport welcomes passengers with some great vintage photos (more on that later in the week) and with the South Dakota’s first licensed homebuilt aircraft:

Rapid City Airport Mt. Rushmore photo

Rapid City Airport Triwing

Rapid City Airport Triwing sign

And, at the baggage claim carousel, this creative advertisement for casino gaming in Deadwood, which just added roulette, craps and Keno this past July.

Rapid City Airport carousel