Patent Office of Obverse Innovation and Engineering Exhibit
The Somerville Arts Council and the Inside- OUT Gallery are pleased to be a part of an amazing archeological discovery-- right here in
Notated historical consultant, Hilary Scott who has been the formost authority on the subject, collaborated with the Arts Council to bring these curious finds to the public.
About Patent Office of Obverse Innovation and Engineering
Established by President Ulysses S. Grant in the turbulent years following the Civil War, the Patent Office of Obverse Innovation and Engineering (POOIE) served as a clearinghouse for some of the most innovative, dangerous and bizarre inventions of the Gilded Age. Headquartered in a large Victorian on
The Patent Office innovators & excavators:
The June Window of the Patent Office of Obverse Innovation and Engineering was developed and curated from the creative mind of Hilary Scott as part of a collaboration with several local artists to exhibit such an fantastical display.
Featured artists include:
M.L. Van Nice