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June 16, 1989 – October 2, 1989
Museum: Air and Space Museum
Location: Flight and the Arts, Gallery 211, 2nd Floor, East Wing
Italian Futurism, the first modern art movement to embrace technology as subject matter, is the focus of this exhibition. Futurism was founded by Italian poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti in 1909, six years after the Wright brothers' 1st flight. Twenty years later, he created a new form of futurism called "Aeropittura Futurista" or "Futurist Aero-Painting" to address "the immense visionary and sensory drama of flight."
The exhibition is divided into three sections: