Posts in the category "Exhibits":

New vintage race car at Indianapolis Int’l Airport

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Cars inside an airport?

That’s a regular thing at Indianapolis International Airport, where the Dowgard Special #2 – known as The Grey Ghost – has joined the line-up of classic racing cars on loan from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.

Here’s some information about the car:

It was built in 1958-59 by Eddie Kuzma and was driven on one-mile tracks by Jim Rathmann, Ed Elisian, Bobby Grim, Jimmy McElreath and two-time National Champion Tony Bettenhausen, who won with it at Phoenix in 1959.

It became known as “The Grey Ghost” after a rush repair job in 1962 led to an appearance at a track in gray primer. Look for it on Concourse B near the exit to Civic Plaza.

The airport’s release also refers to the racing car as a ‘dirt car’ – and says that, according to the museum, other than the Indianapolis 500, most National Championship races held between the early 1930s and the late 1950s were dirt track “100-milers,” with the popular events still counting toward the national title as late as 1970. These dual-purpose, solidly built cars won the 500 in 1950, ’51 and ’52, and were still in the lineup as late as 1956.

The 1940s calling Miami Int’l Airport

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A wonderful exhibition of 20 kitschy black & white underwater prints from the 1940s and 1950s is on view at Miami International Airport (MIA) by Gate D31.

The images are by photographer Bruce Mozert, whose keen eye and whimsical photos helped document and promote Florida’s tourist destinations, especially Silver Springs, an aquatic attraction with glass bottom boats.

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Here are some notes from exhibition flyer:

“Silver Springs, tucked away in the middle of Florida, has drawn teams of visitors to its crystal clear waters since pre-Civil War days and saw a surge in popularity in the 1940s, largely due to Mozert’s publicity photographs. A renowned innovator in underwater photography, Mozert’s vivid images of beautiful models in Florida’s pristine waters were sent out on wire services from the 1940s through the 1970s, attracting snowbirds and tourists in droves.”

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The attraction is now Silver Springs State Park and the glass bottom boats are still there. You probably won’t see beautiful girls talking on underwater telephones, but the park promises that you’ll see unusual formations, ancient artifacts and movie props from some early underwater films made for Hollywood.

Aviation exhibit at Lambert-St. Louis Int’l Airport

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What better place to see artifacts from aviation history than in an airport?

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is hosting a new exhibition in Terminal 1 featuring items on loan from the Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum.

On displays: pristine aviation instruments, flight attendant and pilot uniforms, posters and other aviation-related memorabilia, much of it highlighting Lambert’s own history.

Look for an old Ozark Airlines sign, samples of boarding passes from carriers past and present and a lot of items from the golden years of TWA, which once had a hub here. There are also items related to the military here, including an ejection seat from a fighter jet.

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Tiffany glass exhibit at SFO Airport Museum

Here’s another reason to plan a long layover at San Francisco International Airport: there’s an new exhibit featuring the work of Louis C. Tiffany, courtesy of the SFO Museum.

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Peacock panel c. 1910–15. Tiffany Studios New York. Courtesy SFO Museum

Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933) pioneered new forms of stained glass and his studios created leaded glass windows, lamps and many other items that featured ornamental glass elements.

The SFO Museum exhibit at SFO International Airport includes an exquisite cobweb table lamp, one of only seven known to exist, a one-of-a-kind Zinnia table lamp, a Peacock window panel, oil paintings, glass vases, ceramics and more.

Look for “A Radiant Light: The Artistry of Louis C. Tiffany” pre-security in the International Terminal Main Hall Departures Lobby at San Francisco International Airport through January 23, 2015.

Here are some more items from the show:

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Scarab mosaic stamp box c. 1910 Tiffany Studios. Courtesy SFO Museum

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Zinnia table lamp c. 1910 Tiffany Studios New York – Courtesy SFO Museum

Characters on parade at SFO Airport

Baby boomer alert: Tony the Tiger, Charlie the Tuna, Pillsbury’s Poppin’ Fresh Doughboy and more than 300 other advertising mascots are on display at San Francisco International Airport.

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The collection is offered by the SFO Museum and is on loan from San Francisco-based author, consultant and pop culture historian Warren Dotz. On view: advertising, promotional items and other nostalgia-inducing items for the baby boomer generation.

Here are some samples:

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A World of Characters: Advertising Icons from the Warren Dotz Collection is located pre-security in the International Terminal Main Hall Departures Lobby at San Francisco International Airport through January 4, 2015.

Presented by SFO Museum

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