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Curious Contraptions Featuring Cabaret Mechanical Theatre (San Francisco, California)

November 17, 2016 - January 29, 2017

This special exhibition features more than 20 charming and often hilarious mechanical sculptures known as automata. Their whimsical characters are brought to life by intricate arrangements of hand-made cams, cranks, and other simple mechanisms.

Each sculpture performs an absurd miniature drama, often reflecting its maker’s dark and very British sense of humor. Exposed inner workings encourage visitors to investigate the low-tech mechanisms used to make these automata move.

Details

Start:
November 17, 2016
End:
January 29
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Website:
http://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar/curious-contraptions

Venue

The Exploratorium
Pier 15
San Francisco, CA United States
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