Monday Mornings: The Lost World of Mid-Century Futurism

Monday, April 27, 2020 from 09:30 am to 10:30 am

Event Details

WHEN
Monday, April 27, 2020 from 09:30 am to 10:30 am
WHERE
Beverly Public Library at 32 Essex Street, Beverly, Massachusetts, 01915, United States

CONTACT
Ona Ridenour
978-921-6062 978-921-6062
Description

In the middle decades of the 20th century, Americans imagined a bright future--a world of flying cars, undersea cities, household robots, space travel, and more. Despite the anxieties of the Cold War, it seemed as though a wondrous life of leisure and ease was at hand. Things never quite worked out the way people hoped, but these amazing dreams of the future shaped expectations for several generations. In this presentation, we'll take a fresh, new look at the colorful and exciting world of mid-century American futurism and the now-lost spirit of optimism that fueled it. Gordon Arnold is the author of several books about popular culture and U.S. society. He is professor of liberal arts at Montserrat College of Art.

Free and open to adults. View the full Monday Mornings schedule.

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Organizer

Ona Ridenour

Phone: 978-921-6062 978-921-6062

ridenour@noblenet.org
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Beverly Public Library

32 Essex Street, Beverly, Massachusetts, 01915, United States

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