The Crossroads of the Aether
Time: June 1, 2012 to September 30, 2012
Location: San Diego Automotive Museum
Street: 2080 Pan American Plaza (Balboa Park)
City/Town: San Diego, CA
Website or Map: http://sdautomuseum.org/
Event Type: museum, exhibit
Organized By: Ingred Chamberlin
Latest Activity: Sep 30, 2012
Update: People who attend the exhibit dressed steampunk will be given a reduced admission cost of $5 instead of $8. Grand exhibit celebration will take place on July 13th & look for special events throughout the run of the exhibit.
Steampunk – the Automotive Museum’s version of the literary and artistic genre. The Museum has collaborated with local artists, Starburner Galactic Courier Service, to interpret this growing art form through automotive design and technology. Several vehicles built in Steampunk style will be on exhibit including a few of the Museum’s own vehicles modified in the Steampunk genre by our local ‘makers’. In addition, numerous art objects will be on view from clothing and everyday functional pieces, to graphic art and the music of the genre. The artists come from San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
The Steampunk exhibit at the San Diego Automotive Museum is a clear step away from its traditional programming. In keeping with its mission to illustrate the impact of the automobile on our society, this exhibit expands the parameters and brings to life the impact that steam engines and steam technology have affected the new culture known as Steampunk. For the first time ever, the museum is incorporating clothing, gadgets, and gizmos that are not directly related to the automobile. The focus of the exhibit is innovation, and non-traditional vehicles will be presented with classic examples of early automotive engineering and design.