The World’s Un-Fair: The Field Museum shows its origins, warts and all, in the 1893 World’s Fair.
by Troy Pieper
“A view offensive by today’s standards.” This is the take on the World Columbian Exhibition that Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History seems to have in its exhibition, Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair, on view at the museum until Autumn of next year.
To promote his latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, director Wes Anderson paused for a post-screening Q & A with an audience at Chicago’s Music Box Theater. Though he declined F Newsmagazine’s invitation for an interview, Anderson later agreed to astral project to the Field Museum to join this reporter in offering thoughts on the exhibition.