Journey through an electrifying landscape of designs that respond to the future in surprising, ingenious, and occasionally unsettling ways. From daring flights of imagination to products already on the market, the works on view explore what lies ahead for the earth and its inhabitants—through the interplay of design, art, science, and technology.
Want to talk about what you saw or just read and relax? Drop by the Futures Therapy Lab at the end of the exhibition.
Futures Therapy Lab
A space for conversation, critique, and creativity for those considering the ideas set forth in the exhibition. In addition to daily drop-in activities, the Lab will host weekly events. Open to visitors of all ages and free with museum admission.
Drop-in Daily Activities
Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Friday, 10:00 a.m.–8:45 p.m.
Thinking about possible futures is both exhilarating and anxiety-making. Work it out through art making, reading, and reflection.
Artists in the Lab
Wednesdays, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Artists and designers share their work through talks, demonstrations, and workshops.
The Designer Is In
Selected Thursdays & Saturdays, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
One-on-one sessions with designers offer new perspectives on your everyday life.
Sundays (except first Sunday of the month), 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Drop-in readings that explore narratives of the future.
Designs for Different Futures is organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, and the Art Institute of Chicago.