Commonwealth Edison Energy Museum, Zion, Illinois, Model

Date:

1987

Artist:

Stanley Tigerman
American, 1930–2019

About this artwork

Created for a museum with the mission of educating the public about the history of energy, this 400-foot-long building contains an exhibition hall, a theater, a store, and a café. Exposed mechanical ductwork, electrical conduit, and structural systems reveal how the building is powered in an attempt to demystify energy processes. Facing due east to the rising sun, the Commonwealth Edison Energy Museum connects its site with
symbolism through an axial relationship—the structure and position reinforce the museum’s mission. In his sketches Tigerman explored the axial relationship of Jerusalem and the rising sun in context with this project.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Stanley Tigerman (Architect)

Title

Commonwealth Edison Energy Museum, Zion, Illinois, Model

Origin

United States

Date

1987–1990

Medium

Cardboard, colored paper, wood, Styrofoam

Dimensions

21 x 43 x 161 cm (8 1/4 x 16 3/4 x 63 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Stanley Tigerman

Reference Number

2012.638

Copyright

© Stanley Tigerman

Extended information about this artwork

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