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Magazine article Humanities

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In the late nineteenth century, Spanish immigrant Rafael Guastavino and his son, Rafael Jr., gave Americans something to look up to. Their tile vaulting graces such structures as Grand Central Terminal, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and the Boston Public Library. "Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America's Great Public Spaces" travels to the National Building Museum March 16.

"Designing Tomorrow: America's World Fairs of the 1930s" travels to the Henry Ford April 27. The exhibition, organized by the National Building Museum, features sleek, futuristic design and architecture from Norman Bel Geddes, Walter Dorwin Teague, Henry Dreyfuss, and Raymond Loewy. The exhibition assembles an array of more than two hundred artifacts from six world's fairs of the thirties.

March/April

The long-term exhibit "Making Meaning of May 4th: The Kent State Shootings in American History" explores the violence between twenty-eight members of the Ohio National Guard and demonstrators at the university in 1970 that left four students dead, one paralyzed, and eight wounded. Through sixties-era artifacts and images, the exhibits at the Kent State University Visitors Center recreate the decade leading up to May 4, 1970, the events of that day, the aftermath, and the impact on the antiwar movement. …

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