Next week Bowdoin College Museum of Art opens Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas, a fascinating exhibition that explores the impact of the Space Race, technology, and science fiction on avant-garde artists of the Americas from the 1940s through the 1970s. The exhibition and its catalogue showcase drawings, paintings, photographs, installations, performances, and more by artists such as Roberto Matta, Gyula Kosice, Nancy Graves, Raquel Forner, and Robert Smithson, among others.

The 128-page catalogue for Past Futures was designed by Zach Hooker and produced by Marquand Books. The essays by exhibition curator Sarah J. Montross, Miguel Ángel Fernández Delgado, Rodrigo Alonso, and Rory O’Dea are accompanied by over 75 color illustrations. Past Futures is co-published by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art and MIT Press.

Past Futures will be on view through June 7, 2015. To purchase copies of the catalogue, visit MIT Press.



Photography by Jeremy Linden