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Starting with the Universe

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Fuller_pavilion
US Pavilion for the 1967 International and Universal Exposition in Montreal, 1967 © courtesy the Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller
Fuller_dome
Dome Over Manhattan, 1960 © Courtesy of the Estate of R.Buckminster Fuller
Starting with the Universe

220 East Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
March 14th, 2009 - June 21st, 2009

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.mcachicago.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Michigan Ave/Downtown
EMAIL:  
kloring@mcachicago.org
PHONE:  
312.280.2660
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue 10-8; Wed-Sun 10-5
TAGS:  
architectural, design, installation

DESCRIPTION

From his geodesic dome to books popularizing the terms "spaceship earth" and "synergetics," the life mission of R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was to create design solutions that benefited the largest segment of humanity while consuming the fewest resources. This exhibition explores Fuller's extraordinary body of work, focusing on his wide-ranging and sometimes controversial role within the worlds of art, architecture, and utopian thought.

This exhibition is organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art in association with the Department of Special Collections of the Stanford University Libraries.