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Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-07-2018 03:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
National Air and Space Museum release
'2001: A Space Odyssey' Immersive Art Exhibit

The Barmecide Feast by Simon Birch
From April 8 - May 28, 2018
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.

Did you know that "2001: A Space Odyssey" premiered 50 years ago at Washington, DC's Uptown Theater, just a few miles from the National Air and Space Museum? To celebrate the film's impact on culture and technology, we're opening a special temporary exhibition of the immersive art installation "The Barmecide Feast." In this exhibit, walk into a fully realized, full-scale reflection of the iconic, neo-classical hotel room from the penultimate scene of the film.

Visitors will be able to enter the re-created room in small groups for short periods to experience the surreal environment depicted in the film. The installation will be open to the public from April 8 to May 28, 2018.

This temporary exhibit is the centerpiece of the Museum's celebration of 2001: A Space Odyssey's 50th anniversary.

About the Artwork

"The Barmecide Feast" was conceived by Hong Kong-based British artist Simon Birch and built with help from Paul Kember of KplusK Associates architectural firm. Two of Kember's uncles worked as draftsmen on "2001," designing and drawing the painstakingly detailed original set.

Gilbert
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posted 03-07-2018 03:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Spectacular! I may make the trip up to DC to see this.

p51
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posted 03-07-2018 05:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Meh. Now, if they'd re-created the interior of the Discovery, that'd be something different...

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posted 03-07-2018 05:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would love to see this.

DG27
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posted 03-08-2018 02:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DG27     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recommend seeing the exhibit.

I had the opportunity to experience it when it was at its initial showing at the 14th Factory venue in Los Angeles last year.

I went several times and one time had to wait 45 minutes in line due to its popularity, and the fact that they were only letting 4 to 5 people in it at a time for a few minutes each to enhance the experience. I finally had the fortunate experience one time late in the day to have it all to myself for over 20 minutes.

While not a recreation of one of the spaceship sets, it is still very cool to experience. Always thought it would be interesting to build that type of room into a house. I'm glad Simon found a follow up venue instead of having to send it all to the refuse heap. Hopefully it will find a permanent home somewhere.

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posted 03-08-2018 01:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for damnyankee36   Click Here to Email damnyankee36     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by p51:
Meh. Now, if they'd re-created the interior of the Discovery, that'd be something different...

My thoughts exactly!

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posted 03-21-2018 02:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Recreate the interior of 2001's Discovery, displayed near shuttle Discovery at Udvar-Hazy!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-29-2018 03:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From astronaut Tom Jones on Facebook:
The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum salutes the 50th anniversary of the film, "2001: A Space Odyssey" by exhibiting a couple of my treasured mementos from STS-98, Atlantis. Check them out at the downtown museum on the National Mall:

"This book and 'monolith' were flown by astronaut Thomas D. Jones on Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-98) in February, 2001. The book is signed by Jones and Arthur C. Clarke. The 'monolith' is a sharpening stone that Jones purchased to represent the monolith from '2001 A Space Odyssey.'"

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