Something Incredibly Wonderful Happens
Frank Oppenheimer and the World He Made upBook - 2009
As a young man Frank Oppenheimer followed in his famous brother's footsteps--growing up in a privileged Manhattan household, becoming a physicist, working on the atomic bomb. Tragically, Frank and Robert both had their careers destroyed by the Red Scare, but their paths diverged. While Robert died an almost ruined man, Frank came into his own, emerging from ten years of exile on a Colorado ranch to create not just a multimillion dollar institution but also a revolution that was felt all over the world. His Exploratorium was a "museum of human awareness" that combined art and science while it encouraged play, experimentation, and a sense of joy and wonder; its success inspired a transformation in museums around the globe.--From publisher description.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009
Branch Call Number: 921 Oppen
Description: xiv, 396 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm