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Exhibit Design Since the Sixties

Explore Michael Sand’s museum exhibits and other work. A work-in-progress, the collection spans decades of design history, cultural and political history, Boston city government, and more.

Macomber Farm: "MSPCA Then...and Now" Exhibit

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"Visitors arriving at the MSPCA's Macomber Farm must pass through the Visitor Center, which houses an historical exhibit that describes The MSPCA Then…And Now, designed by Michael Sand. The Society also engaged Sand to completely redesign the existing Nature Center exhibits, which now include a dozen new participatory devices, challenging youngsters to find solutions to problems that relate to animal morphology, habitats, and behavior."

Source: Michael Sand, Inc.

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Unknown male installing wood exhibit panel depicting mountains. Exhibit panel in background depicting dinosaur.

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Exhibit signage: "A Warm Niche." Accompanies wood exhibit panel depicting an abstract mountain and sunshine scene in yellow relief.

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Unknown artwork depicting children playing in front of a tree house.

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Exhibit signage: "Food & Water." Accompanies wood exhibit panel depicting an bastract scene of a bird in a tree

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Exhibit signage: "A Cold Niche." Accompanies wood exhibit panel depicting an abstract iceberg and body of water.

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Macomber Farm path and horse pasture with two horses in the distance.

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Macomber Farm path and horse pasture with two horses in the distance.

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Gray electric typewriter with a handwritten sign taped above it reading "out of order."

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Black sign with white letters reading:
"Wednesday

8pm Lecture

John Singleton Copley
and the First American
School

Jules D. Prown

SOLD OUT"

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Exhibit depicting an office setting including desk with newspaper spread out and chair

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Wooden exhibit component during installation.

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Wooden exhibit component during installation. Internal view to reveal interior components.

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Playground with building in background and an orange and yellow children's climbing structure.

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Unknown male installing an exhibit component. Interpretive signage reads "A Complete Niche."

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Exhibit signage: "What YOU can do?" depicting three people in wood relief.

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Exhibit signage: "Bringing Wildlife Home" and interpretive text. Wooden signage depicts three children and an older femaile in an outdoor scene.

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Display case featuring two fowl (birds): one chicken or rooster and one unidentified.

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Exhibit signage: "Design for Humane Treatment" and interpretive text.

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Exhibit wall display of two animal traps

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Exhibit wall display of misc. farm items with interpretive signage.

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Exhibit wall display of misc. photos with interpretive signage reading "Hospital Care."

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