The Jewish Star – Rube Goldberg: Lots more than wacky machines

By Stephen Silver, JTA At the name “Rube Goldberg,” one concept instantly comes to mind: fun machines that complete simple tasks in overly complicated, humorous ways. Think a ball rolling down a long ramp that hits a series of dominoes, which hits something else, so on and so on. Nearly 50 years after his death, …

The Intermountain Jewish News – Rube Goldberg comes back to life

By Stephen Silver PHILADELPHIA — When one hears the name Rube Goldberg, one concept instantly comes to mind: those fun machines that complete simple tasks in overly complicated and humorous ways. Think a ball rolling down a long ramp that hits a series of dominoes, which hits something else, so on and so on. Nearly …

The Reporter – Cartoonist Rube Goldberg gets first retrospective since 1970

Cartoonist Rube Goldberg gets first retrospective since 1970 By Brian Bingaman One of the 20th century’s most prolific illustrators, Rube Goldberg is getting the comprehensive treatment for the first time since the Smithsonian presented a celebration of his work during the last year of his life. That’s according to a press release from Philadelphia’s National Museum …

“The Art of Rube Goldberg” Opens at The National Museum of American Jewish History!

The Art of Rube Goldberg is the first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Rube Goldberg’s work since the Smithsonian’s 1970 celebration of the artist. It explores his varied career from his earliest published works and iconic Rube Goldberg machine invention drawings, to his Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoons, and more. Throughout his long career, Rube Goldberg (1883-1970) chronicled almost …