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Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his designer wife, Margaret Macdonald, transformed buildings and interior architecture, turning from the claustrophobic stuffiness of Victorian clutter to elegant, simple, dramatic designs that have extraordinary contemporary appeal. Tony Jones, Nerman Family President at Kansas City Art Institute, tells the astonishing and rather tragic tale of Mackintosh's work and life.Find out more »
Throughout earth’s history, tectonic plates have been driven into massive collisions with one another by the earth’s internal heat in convection currents over a thousand miles deep. In those collisions, the rocks of the plates have been deformed, compressed, metamorphosed, eroded, and deformed again and again. The rocks of northern Scotland preserve vivid, visible evidence of more collisions than almost anywhere else in the world, making it one of the best places to follow Sir Charles Lyell’s favorite dictum, "Go and see."Find out more »
Erik Lindbergh is a pilot, adventurer, artist, and entrepreneur. In 2017, after nearly a decade working in the electric aircraft industry, Erik and his partners started a new company called VerdeGo Aero to build electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) personal air taxis, which will transform the way people move around the planet.Find out more »
Scaled Composites, an aviation and aerospace company located at the Mojave Spaceport in California, is a leader in air vehicle design and developmental flight tests of air and space vehicles.Find out more »
Questions? Contact Eric Ward at 816.926.8753 for more information about these events.