ART OF THE AIRPORT TOWER

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.

 

CONTENT
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.

 

SUPPLEMENTS
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.

 

PRODUCTION REQUIREMENTS: 
Space Required:234 running linear feet
Freight:1 - Temperature Controlled Truck from a Fine Art carrier

 

TOUR ITINERARY:  
VENUELOCATIONTOUR DATES
Smithsonian National Air and Space MuseumWashington, DCNOVEMBER 2015 - NOVEMBER 2016
College Park Aviation MuseumCollege Park, MDDECEMBER 19, 2016 - MARCH 10, 2017
Tellus Science MuseumCartersville, GAMARCH 27, 2017 - SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
U.S. Space and Rocket CenterHuntsville, ALOCTOBER 9, 2017 - DECEMBER 29, 2017
Aerospace Museum of CaliforniaMcClellan, CAAPRIL 16, 2018 - JULY 6, 2018
Public Art, City of Orlando Terrace GalleryOrlando, FLFEBRUARY 4, 2019 - APRIL 26, 2019
Frontiers of Flight MuseumDallas, TXMAY 13, 2019 - JUNE 2020
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