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Imagined Futures: Science Fiction, Art, and Artifacts from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection


Pivot Art + Culture South Lake Union
Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through July 10 2016


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Imagined Futures is a kaleidoscopic mishmash of space-themed ephemera owned by Paul Allen, running the gamut from awe-inspiring to snicker-inducing. Eccentric Hollywood memorabilia sits beside a genuine, gorgeously coruscating IBM spaceflight computer. Meticulous blueprints of never-were satellites by Wernher von Braun hang by vivid, wildly implausible paintings commissioned as science-fiction book covers. Chesley Bonestell's eerily accurate paintings of planetary surfaces from the 1940s, which helped inspire the US space program, conduct stilted conversations with hallucinatory works by Max Ernst and René Magritte. It's enough to induce whiplash—the fun kind you get from riding Space Mountain. SARRA SCHERB

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This event is in the past.
  • Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through July 10 2016