Art Museum shows designs for both utopian and dystopian prospects

Among the 80 works a shot at show in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s “Designs for Different Futures” show is a little glass stay with two huge stones inside. Nothing about it looks especially modern or design-driven. Step inside and the point turns out to be quickly obvious to your nose. The room is mixed with the smell of the Falls-of-the-Ohio scurfpea, a herb that was endemic to a little island in the Ohio River in Kentucky. It wound up wiped out in the late nineteenth century, due in huge…

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