OHC Photos: Museum of Science and Industry
Nov08

OHC Photos: Museum of Science and Industry

There exists a scientific formula known as the Nike-Starbucks Coefficient. By comparing the amount of tread worn off of your sneakers with the amount of coffee consumed in mid-October, it’s possible to predict how many photographs you took during Open House Chicago. We can only speculate what the Nike-Starbucks Coefficient is for Jennifer Mishra of Wits End Photography, who shared with us her OHC pictures of the Museum of...

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Museum of Science and Industry’s LEGO Exhibit Starting to Click
Feb05

Museum of Science and Industry’s LEGO Exhibit Starting to Click

Last month we told you about Brick by Brick, the new Lego-based exhibit coming to the Museum of Science and Industry next month.  Now the nice people down at MSI have sent over a batch of photographs showing the progress putting the exhibition together so far.  Some of the pieces look like they’re going to be huge when completed. You’ll get a chance to check it out for yourself starting March 10.  Full details follow the...

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A Museum Exhibit You Can’t Lego
Dec15

A Museum Exhibit You Can’t Lego

Earlier this year we told you about IIT student Rocco Buttliere, who’s been busy recreating downtown Chicago in Lego.  You may also remember that his work is so impressive that he’s been invited to show it off at a major Lego event in London.  Well, you don’t have to go all the way to Blighty to see some crafty brickwork. Chicago’s own Museum of Science and Trucking Industry is opening a new exhibit next year...

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Slice of Life: Something Fishy at the Museum
Dec28

Slice of Life: Something Fishy at the Museum

Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry (5700 South Lake Shore Drive) is one of its architectural treasures, and one of the city’s buildings that I think looks better from behind (the lagoon side) than the front (the lawn side). The building is one of the few structures remaining from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, where it served as the Palace of Fine Arts.  It was designed by by Charles B. Atwood when he...

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