Archinect - News 2014-11-27T12:23:56-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/81153290/major-exhibition-on-polymath-designer-norman-bel-geddes-to-open-at-mcny Major exhibition on polymath designer Norman Bel Geddes to open at MCNY Justine Testado 2013-09-06T13:38:00-04:00 >2013-09-11T13:00:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oo/ooscptcuu59p6eml.jpg" width="514" height="424" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The "Norman Bel Geddes: I Have Seen the Future" exhibition will open at the <a href="http://mcny.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of the City of New York</a> starting Oct. 16. Presented by MCNY and the <a href="http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/%E2%80%8E" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin</a>, it will be the first major exhibition to explore the life and multi-faceted career of the man whose futuristic designs shaped the image of modern America during the early half of the 20th century.<br><br> This event is also in promotion through <a href="http://archtober.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archtober</a>, a festival of architectural and design programs, exhibitions, and activities happening throughout New York City in the month of October.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jk/jki21rnv0lch7kck.jpg" title=""><br><br> Curated by MCNY's Donald Albrecht (Curator of Architecture and Design), the five-part exhibition will begin with Bel Geddes' birth in 1893 and the early stages of his creativity, then delve into his prime decades from the 1920s-1940s, and finally end with his post-war-period works until his death in 1958.</p> <p> Receiving barely any academic training, Bel Geddes created revolutionary theatrical, indus...</p>