Art of the Airport Tower is a photographic journey to airports around the world. Smithsonian photographer Carolyn Russo explores the varied forms and functions of air traffic control towers throughout aviation history, making these ordinary structures extraordinary: more than mere aviation artifacts, they are monumental abstractions, symbols of cultural expression, and testimonies of technological change. The exhibition brings a heightened awareness to the architectural beauty and historical significance of these structures.
50 large-format framed photographs, 50 text labels to accompany each photograph describing the airport history and/or tower description. 6 text panels/essays: title panel, introduction, air traffic controllers, airport codes, artist statement, and historical overview.
Educational activity material developed by NASM Education Department, exhibition script, sample press release, images for press.
Art of the Airport Tower is a traveling exhibition from Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum toured internationally by Flying Fish.
|Space Required:||234 running linear feet|
|Freight:||1 - Temperature Controlled Truck from a Fine Art carrier|
|Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum||Washington, DC||NOVEMBER 2015 - NOVEMBER 2016|
|College Park Aviation Museum||College Park, MD||DECEMBER 19, 2016 - MARCH 10, 2017|
|Tellus Science Museum||Cartersville, GA||MARCH 27, 2017 - SEPTEMBER 22, 2017|
|U.S. Space and Rocket Center||Huntsville, AL||OCTOBER 9, 2017 - DECEMBER 29, 2017|
|Aerospace Museum of California||McClellan, CA||APRIL 16, 2018 - JULY 6, 2018|
|Public Art, City of Orlando Terrace Gallery||Orlando, FL||FEBRUARY 4, 2019 - APRIL 26, 2019|
|Frontiers of Flight Museum||Dallas, TX||MAY 13, 2019 - JUNE 2020|
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