Steampunk has invaded the Ackland Museum Store.
The artistic genre — which takes the lens of steam technology to traditional science fiction — now covers the shelves in the store.
Since May 10, “Steamworks: Art, Stories & Adornments” has exposed people to the genre by displaying steampunk-inspired artwork, including jewelry, masks and small insect pieces, in addition to more traditional paintings and drawings.
SEE THE SHOW
Time: Regular store hours until July 13
Location: Ackland Museum Store
“(The show) kind of goes into art, fashion and writing,” said Alice Southwick, manager of the Ackland Museum Store. “We called it ‘Steamworks’ because there are a few of these artists, while they often show in steampunk shows, who don’t necessarily consider themselves steampunk artists.”
The show, which runs until July 13, expands the worldview of steampunk from standard art forms into jewelry, dress and music.