1996: Flash back to the first screening at my first Sundance. Holiday Village Cinemas. “Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud,” where I am introduced to the life and work of the visionary designer.
2005: Vacation in Ann Arbor and Deerborn, Michigan. Lost in ginormous Henry Ford Museum until we meet up on a tour through Fuller’s utopian, circular Dymaxion House.
2006: At one of my favorite tiny museums, the Noguchi in Queens, for “Best of Friends: Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi” to see collaboration between designer-scientist and sculptor.
2008: At the Whitney for “Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe,” where a photo illustration of Fuller’s imagined “Dome over Manhattan” matches the one above our sofa at home.