The Museum of Work & Culture (42 S. Main St., Woonsocket) is proud to present Thunder & Steam: History Reimagined, a Steampunk fine art exhibit organized by Harsh Reality Ltd.
The exhibit includes 40 works by 14 artists, including pen & ink, illustration, oil and acrylic paintings, sculpture, and mixed media.
Begun as a literary genre in the 1980s, Steampunk is the melding of two worlds: the contemporary and the Victorian age. Based largely on the mythos of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, with an occasional smattering of Lovecraft, Steampunk has two distinct tracks: post-Apocalyptic in which the world has been destroyed and people have resorted to the technology of the steam age to power and re-create the technology of the recent past, and altered history with ramped up technology and science fiction in the Victorian and Early Edwardian era.
The exhibit will run through July 29, with a grand closing event. Admission to the museum is $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. For more information, call (401) 769-9675.