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April 18 through November 1
Be be sure to check out our past Steampunk Saturdays exhibit programs!
What is Steampunk?
Aviator Ensemble by Karen Von Oppen
Glide into the future on a 1880s airship, to explore a world of romance and adventure. This exhibition features contemporary art of the Steampunk movement, and antiques behind their inspiration. Steampunk is today’s Science Fiction vision of the future as seen through a Victorian Era looking glass. A small subculture of fine arts, film, fashion and craft has grown into a global movement, celebrated at festivals and in blockbuster films. Similar to Victorian eclectic style, Steampunk may include references to later periods such as the 1920s Golden Age or the Space Age of the late 1950s.
The impacts of large-scale industrial decline in the United States over the last fifty years bear out fantasy exploration of earlier eras and the romance of an alternate future. Steampunk—salvaged, gritty and analog—is tomorrow, off-grid. Visitors will see a range of contemporary and historic objects including Victorian clothing, machinery, toys, medical tools, games and arsenal.
Unicorn Warship by Ed Kidera
Corsair - 2 - Karen Van Oppen
1936 Hindenburg Ashtry - HBMS
Victorian Personal Effects - HBMS
Jet Pak and Helmut - Ed Kidera
Fashion and Military Weaponry - Karen Von Oppen and Ed Kidera
Dueling Pistols - Steampunk (Ed Kidera) and Victorian (HBMS)
Steampunk is family friendly! Check out our Kids Club events, which are free for children 12 and under with an adult admission ticket.