Donald Albrecht

Stay Cool!:
Air Conditioning America

National Building Museum,
Washington, DC

This exhibition told the story of the technological, social, and cultural influences of air conditioning on American life, from the creation of the Sunbelt to changes in home and office design and the emergence of summer blockbuster movies in air-cooled theaters.

With his co-curator, Mr. Albrecht developed the idea of the show, selected all artifacts, wrote exhibition text, and assembled the design team.

Co-curator: Chrysanthe Broikos
Exhibition and graphic designers: Michael Bierut and James Biber/Pentagram
Installation photographer: Gen Bauer Photographics

Donald Albrecht