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Pop Culture: RCA to Apple

Experience the Entertainment Revolution

February 3, 2018- March 4, 2019 (EXTENDED)

Furniture Gallery

Explore the evolution of consumer electronics and mass media from RCA to Apple. Here, you’ll see a large collection of gadgets, games, computers, and cameras from across the decades. In the process, you’ll learn more about where the devices we use every day come from, as well as the history of your favorite media memories.


Look back in time at the history of television, from the first Super Bowl to Neil Armstrong’s giant leap for mankind. Relive the evolution of TVs, cameras, and video games from massive steel-and-wood furniture pieces to luxuries most of us carry in our pockets. Witness the birth of ARPANET and its growth and shift from an experiment between two universities into the World Wide Web.


Everybody’s life has a soundtrack. Rediscover yours with a look back at the golden age of radio. Get a sneak-peek inside a radio station’s broadcast booth during the heyday of rock ‘n’ roll. See how your Pandora or Spotify-equipped smartphone has a bigger family tree than you might think with a look at generations of portable electronics. Experience the ways in which people of all generations have communicated with each other and made memories linked with music.

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