The MIT Museum on Mass Ave in Cambridge captures a bit of the genius, goodness, humane intentions, and playfulness of MIT. In addition to exhibits on ocean engineering, holography and robotics, there is a display of blown-glass objects and examples of the engineering creations of Arthur Ganson.
Structural engineering art by Arthur Ganson has been exhibited at the MIT Museum since 1995.
A note on the exhibit says that Gannon uses the principles of mechanics to create “gestures”–physical actions that express feelings and ideas. But he wants viewers to make their own meanings. “With all of these pieces,” he says, you don’t have to know anything. Everything you feel about them is true–for you.”