Fads and Failures

• OPENING JUNE 15, 2019 •

Using dynamic imagery and artifact interpretations, this exhibition pulls together some of the most eclectic items from the museum’s collection to share rarely-told stories of bygone technologies. Visitors will be able to escape the modern standards of today’s well-oiled modes of movement and step behind the curtain to a world of touch-and-go tinkerers and undeterred dreamers.

Fads and Failures will explore the origins of innocuous inventions destined to die upon arrival and cutting-edge oddities that laid the groundwork for other ideas to flourish later on. From curious contraptions to motorized machines, this exhibition will utilize these popular, yet often misunderstood pieces to activate imaginations and generate opinions.