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Architecture Thu Mar 12 2009

Starting with the Weekend, at MCA

The Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting a celebrating of a truly visionary architect/philosopher/inventor/forecaster/poet/alternative energy advocate. If you couldn't guess by all the slashes, the DYnamic MAXimum celebratION is an homage to the life and work of Buckminster Fuller. Three floors of the MCA will be packed with entertainment and programs focused on the often enigmatic genius known, most famously, for his geodesic domes.

The celebration marks the opening of the new exhibit Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe. As the title suggests, it is centered around "Bucky's" large-scale ideas such as the creative forces in nature that allows it "build upon itself"; a topic Fuller mined for lessons on how to create a more sustainable society. It is these ideas that find themselves incredibly pertinent in today's culture, despite being pioneered by Fuller more than 50 years ago.

In addition to displays of never-before-seen models and sketches, MCA's website states that it will be highlighting Fuller's connections to Chicago. This should be particularly interesting, considering he almost committed suicide while living here.

The celebration is tomorrow, Friday March 13th and runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. The exhibit, Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe, will be at MCA until June 21.

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Mike / April 10, 2009 9:37 PM

i love bucky's stuff. he has such a huge impact on the architecture of today!

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Unlock iPhone 3G / June 15, 2009 3:30 PM

It was really good.

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