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Every day 10 AM – 5 PM
Closed Major Holidays


Admission

Members: FREE
Adults: $15.95 + tax
Children (3 – 17): $11.95 + tax
Student with ID: $11.95 + tax
Active Military w/ ID: Free
(1/2 price admission for active
duty dependents with ID)
Seniors (65+): $13.95 + tax

Location

100 Tellus Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
(770) 606-5700
I-75 Exit 293
Cartersville, GA
Art of the Airport Tower at Tellus Science Museum

ART OF THE AIRPORT TOWER

see it in CROSSROADS GALLERY
NOW through September 17, 2017

The airport tower is a symbol of its airport, its community and even its country. Visitors to the Stockholm-Arlanda Airport in Sweden, for example, are greeted by two lookout points perched like birds at the top of the control tower to evoke protective ravens from Nordic mythology, while the crescent-shaped tower at the Abu Dhabi International Airport resembles the sail of a dhow boat, a traditional sailboat of the region, to emphasize the area’s proud maritime heritage.

The Smithsonian’s new photography exhibition, Art of the Airport Tower, explores the varied forms and functions of airport traffic control towers in the U.S. and around the world. The exhibit is composed of photographs by Smithsonian photographer Carolyn Russo, who traveled to 85 airports in 23 countries to capture images of these towers. The photos interpret them as monumental abstractions, symbols of cultural expression, and testimonies of technological change.

The exhibition is sponsored by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, Air Traffic Control Association, Harris Corp., Rockwell Collins, Saab and Thales. Epson America Inc. and Manfrotto provided in-kind support. The exhibition is sponsored at Tellus by the Smithsonian Affiliations office.

EXHIBIT RECEPTION + BOOK SIGNING

Friday, July 14, 2017
5:30 – 6:30 PM

Meet Smithsonian photographer Carolyn Russo, the woman behind these beautiful photographs, in the Crossroads Gallery before her lecture. Reception attendees will also have the opportunity to attend a book signing after the lecture. The exhibit companion book, Art of the Airport Tower, includes 100 photos by Carolyn Russo and will be for sale in the Tellus Store.

Reception tickets include light hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine.

Tickets are $5 + tax for members and $10 + tax + museum admission for non-members.

Deadline to purchase tickets is July 9.

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Aug

Lunch + Learn: The Science Behind Beautiful + Exotic Places That Should Be On Your Bucket List

Wednesday, 12:15 PM
08/23/2017

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30
Aug

SPECIAL Lunch + Learn: NASA Engineer Virtual Chat

Wednesday, 12:15 PM
08/30/2017

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Lunch + Learn: The Nature of Gravity

Wednesday, 12:15 PM
09/27/2017

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Museum Hours

Every day 10 AM – 5 PM
Closed Major Holidays


Admission

Members: FREE
Adults: $15.95 + tax
Children (3 – 17): $11.95 + tax
Student with ID: $11.95 + tax
Active Military w/ ID: Free
(1/2 price admission for active
duty dependents with ID)
Seniors (65+): $13.95 + tax

*Rates effective July 1, 2017.

Location

100 Tellus Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
(770) 606-5700
I-75 Exit 293
Cartersville, GA

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