Margin of Error

Art Exhibitions
Date Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Sunday, May 8, 2016 Organization The Wolfsonian-Florida International University Categories Art Exhibitions
Place The Wolfsonian - FIU Address 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach Phone 305-531-1001 Contact Email info@thewolf.fiu.edu

Margin of Error explores cultural responses to mechanical mastery and engineered catastrophes of the modern age—the shipwrecks, crashes, explosions, collapses, and novel types of workplace injury that interrupt the path of progress. Revealing the consequences of mankind’s endeavor to defy and exceed limits, the exhibition traces the narrative of technological ambition from myth and triumph to peril and accident prevention through over two hundred works from the mid-nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including decorative and graphic art, painting, sculpture, industrial artifacts, photography and ephemera. Major artists and designers showcased include Man Ray, Lewis Hine, Margaret Bourke-White, Herbert Bayer, Julius Klinger, and Louis Lozowick. #SafetyFirst