Donald Albrecht

Now Boarding:
Fentress + The Architecture
of Flight

Denver Art Museum

Now Boarding: Fentress + The Architecture of Flight explored the work of Denver-based architect Curt Fentress, who emerged as one of the world’s leading airport architects with the completion of the terminal complex for Denver International Airport in 1995. Since then, he and his firm have designed airports in the United States and Asia that exemplify the most innovative ideas in architectural design, passenger experience, and regional planning. To provide context to the architect’s work, the exhibition included a timeline of airport and airplane history, artifacts exploring air travel in popular culture, a specially commissioned media installation about air travel today, and digital speculations on the airport of the future. Accompanied by a 144-page catalog.

Mr. Albrecht developed the idea of the show, identified media artist Ben Rubin, selected all the artifacts, and wrote exhibition text and a catalog essay.

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“The exhibit is tight, informative and easy to digest with photos, video and light text.”
Ray Mark Rinaldi, Denver Post, July 29, 2012

Associate curators: Darrin Alfred and Peter Christensen
Exhibition designer: Ben Griswold/Spatial Poetics
Exhibition graphics designer: Evan Cotgageorge/McGinty
Installation photography by the Denver Art Museum

Donald Albrecht