…and it’s pretty fun. Enjoy:
That’s neat. Thanks for sharing. Not every airport has a museum, let alone one so full of wonders. (Granted that TWA Hotel at JFK looks fascinating.)
I thank the first commenter, kaleberg, for clearing me up on what this post was about. I interpreted the headline “SFO has a museum… and it’s pretty fun”, followed by wonderful pictures of postwar goods, as “San Francisco has a museum, etc.” As I admired the photos, I mildly wondered why the museum wasn’t identified more clearly, and why the poster had confused an entire museum with what was clearly a new temporary exhibit at the museum.
In short, since I don’t fly to San Francisco more often than every 20 or 30 years or so, I don’t associate SFO with the airport itself, but with text-speak for the city. I can only assume the writer of the headline assumes that everyone, simply everyone, flies there on a regular basis.
But the images themselves are simply wonderful, bringing back (in my case as a Baby Boomer) all kinds of fond or quirky memories. Is there any information on where the pieces came from? Is from one person’s collection, or did the curators assemble this from multiple sources? And is there a catalog?
SFO (yeah, I know) rotates exhibits covering all sorts of themes. They use the space along broad corridors connecting concourses. Here’s a blurb from their website:
“SFO Museum, a division of SFO, presents a series of rotating exhibitions displayed in the terminal galleries, as well as the San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library and Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum located in the International Terminal. The San Francisco Arts Commission, an agency of the City and County of San Francisco, curates the collection of permanent art displayed throughout SFO.”
And here’s a webpage showing current exhibits:
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