San Diego Airport & the Panama-California Exposition

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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.

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

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(All photos courtesy of San Diego International Airport)

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Art Deco on exhibit at SFO Airport

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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.

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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.

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

 

(All photos courtesy of SFO Museum)

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

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Tennis courts coming to Munich Airport

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The large outdoor plaza between Terminals 1 and 2 at Munich Airport hosts events ranging from wave-pool surfing and beach volleyball (on a beach made of trucked-in sand) in the summer to a traditional Christmas Market in the winter.

Also on the agenda: tennis.

From April 1 to 20, two tennis courts will be set up in the plaza offering tennis camps for kids, open court time for adults and a chance to watch ranked tennis players compete in matches.

The tennis courts are being set up as an advertisement of sorts for the upcoming tennis tournament known as the BMW Open by FWU AG but that just seems like a great excuse to offer up fun and surprising amenity at the airport.

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PDX Carpet & Portland’s Starlight Parade

Pretty darn exciting, isn’t it, that the grand marshal at the Starlight Parade taking place May 30th during Portland’s Rose Festival is going to be the PDX Carpet from Portland International Airport?

The announcement came during Friday’s carpetfest featuring a wide range of products bearing the rug’s pattern.  Stay tuned for more details on how the rolled up flooring is going to fulfill its parade duties – which include waving at spectators along the parade’s path.

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“Lagoon” art at MIA Airport

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A new set of giant balloon sculptures by Florida artist Jason Hackenwerth is on display at Miami International Airport’s 4th floor South Terminal Gallery.

Titled “Lagoon 2″ (there was a previous installation) the five sculptures in the “balloon lagoon” are made with thousands interconnected balloons and are meant to evoke the vibrant colors of South Florida’s coral reef and coastal waters.

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