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Magazine article Humanities

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During the Great Depression, with World's Fairs in six American cities over the span of a decade, the U.S. became a fairgoing nation. The public encountered visions of the future as conceived by leading designers of the day such as Norman Bel Geddes and Walter Dorwin Teague, and glimpsed the latest in consumer products from televisions to robots. "Designing Tomorrow: America's World's Fairs of the 1930s" - originated by the National Building Museum - opens at the Museum of the City of New York on December 4.

"For All the World to See" opens at the Kansas African American Museum November 10. The traveling exhibit examines how the visual arts, especially photography, played a determining role in the fight for social equality from the 1940s through the 1970s. The exhibit features the work of noted AfricanAmerican photographer Gordon Parks, who called his camera his "weapon of choice" in the fight against racism and segregation. The exhibit also focuses on the greater visibility brought to AfricanAmerican performing artists through broadcast media.

Much more than a story of architecture, "House & Home," a longterm exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., explores the many structures Americans have called home. …

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