Wednesday, June 06, 2012

SD Auto Museum has a cool new exhibit... Steampunk! and the vehicles are far out!

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.

of course I am going to get in there with my camera and get a good photo gallery posted, when I can get there, on a weekend.

But don't wait for me, it's happening in Balboa Park,  San Diego,  the Auto Museum, 

and on July 13th they are going to have a reception 

and if you like Steampunk, here is a website with events listed all over the USA

I've posted some cool steam punk, and similar vintage mechanical wonders before:  but for a wonderful website devoted to it: 

 above: sikorsky s-57
 Above: Piaggio P16
 1894 in Paris, it's similar to a Heilmann front end

1 comment:

  1. This is very bold of them! I think it will do well. People who don't know about steampunk will at least appreciate the whimsy, and steampunks will go to the auto museum.