• Buckminster Fuller

    Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College

    Buckminster Fuller is a nearly mythic figure who inspires and disappoints in equal measure. Was he a visionary or a bit of a quack, a genius or a dilettante? This exhibition, subtitled Harmonizing Nature, Humanity, and Technology, provided a rare occasion to consider Fuller’s prolific inventions and proposals, his influence on design, and his investigations of natural systems and organisms. Though Fuller has been described as a philosopher, architect, engineer, mathematician, and naturalist, it is an irony of his long, active life that no one field has been particularly anxious to claim him.

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