STEAMPUNK: HISTORY BEYOND IMAGINATION!
PREMIERES AT ANAHEIMS’ MUZEO, OCTOBER 23rd
Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination! will explore the origins, influences and artistry of the steampunk aesthetic – a Neo-Victorian movement inspired by a fancifully re-imagined Age of Steam.
... The Exhibit:
Visitors to Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination! will be introduced to an era in which science and industry combined in new and fascinating ways to launch mankind into the future – into a world where ordinary human beings could do the impossible. The exhibition explores the relationship between the fantastical worlds and concepts of Victorian ‘scientific romance’ and the wondrous realities created by the inventors and scientists of that time and ours.
Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination! highlights the relationship between science fact and science fiction in the Victorian era; exploring the work of pioneers such as Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace and Nikola Tesla alongside the visionary fiction of H.G. Wells, Jules Verne and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Visitors can explore a collection of replicas and artifacts, including original props and concept art, vintage books and comics, and a selection of art, sculpture, jewelry, fashion, photography and inventions. Interactive and informational displays will guide guests through various historical ‘what if” scenarios; learning while imagining “what might have been”had events and technology happened a little differently.
Preview week for this exhibit is October 15 through 21st. A public opening event will take place on October 23 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a ribbon cutting, Steampunk and Victorian characters, war game re-enactments, dance demonstrations, English tea and chocolate tastings, storytelling, crafts and more!
Admission to MUZEO is $13 for adults, $9 for children 12 and under, ages 3 and under is free. Group tour discounts (for groups of ten or more) and senior discounts are also available. Admission allows visitor access to both Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination located in The Carnegie Building, and The Queen’s Gallery, Victorian Art from the Private Collection of Dr. Howard & Linda Knohl; an exhibit exploring the history, masterpiece paintings, literature and 19th century lifestyle of the Victorian era, located in the Main Exhibition Building.
MUZEO is located in the heart of downtown Anaheim, at 241 S. Anaheim Blvd., just two miles from the Disneyland Resort. Validated parking is available in the parking structures on Center Street Promenade. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets online go to www.muzeo.org, or call 714-956-8936.
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