The exhibition was produced by Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum
Credits / Image Information
Photos by Smithsonian photographer, Carolyn Russo
Art of the Airport Tower is a photographic journey to airports around the world. Smithsonian photographer Carolyn Russo explores the varied forms and functions of air traffic control towers throughout aviation history, making these ordinary structures extraordinary: more than mere aviation artifacts, they are monumental abstractions, symbols of cultural expression, and testimonies of technological change. The exhibition brings a heightened awareness to the architectural beauty and historical significance of these structures.
50 large-format framed photographs, 50 text labels to accompany each photograph describing the airport history and/or tower description. 6 text panels/essays: title panel, introduction, air traffic controllers, airport codes, artist statement, and historical overview.
Educational activity material developed by NASM Education Department, exhibition script, sample press release, images for press.
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Past and Future Venues
2015 November - 2016 November, Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, Washington, DC, USA
2016 December - 2017 March, College Park Aviation Museum, College Park, Maryland, USA
2017 March - September, Tellus Science Museum, Cartersville, Georgia, USA
2017 October - December, U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, Alabama, USA
2018 April - July, Aerospace Museum of California, McClellan, California, USA
2019 February - April, Public Art, City of Orlando Terrace Gallery, Orlando, Florida, USA
2019 May - 2020 June, Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas, Texas, USA