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Plastic: The Future Then... and Now Exhibition Opening

Friday, 06 September, 2019

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition, Plastic: The Future Then…And Now. The exhibition opens with a reception at the museum on Sept. 6, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. and will remain open until Dec. 29, 2019.

The exhibition includes an overview of the role plastic plays in today’s society, including aesthetics and the continuous developments in information technology, manufacturing, civil engineering, and the medical field. It features examples by Charles and Ray Eames, Verner Panton, Ettore Sottsass, Joe Cesare Colombo, Luigi Colani, Giotto Stoppino, Carlo Bartoli, and others.

Plastic features a comprehensive look at the history of plastic and its many uses and consequences. It spans from natural plastics, early plastics such as Bakelite and Bandalasta, the eruption of plastics in the 1960s and 70s, and advances in manufacturing and technology of the 2000s to today. The exhibition also covers the consequences of plastic on our environment.