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 …

Next Pittsburgh – Rube Goldberg exhibit puts the fun in failing at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

by Jennifer Baron – October 8, 2018 WHAT: Rube Goldberg: The World of Hilarious Invention! WHERE: Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh WHEN: Through May 5, 2019Why You Should Go: Pittsburgh’s youngest inventors are invited to experience a world premiere exhibition celebrating the life and legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg (1883-1970). The first-of-its-kind exhibit features …

Jewish Exponent – Jewish Exponent ArtsCultureFeatured StoriesHeadlinesLocal Rube Goldberg Exhibit Opens at National Museum of American Jewish History

By Selah Maya Zighelboim – October 11, 2018 You can find cartoonist Rube Goldberg’s name in the dictionary. Merriam-Webster defines Rube Goldberg as “accomplishing by complex means what seemingly could be done simply.” A Rube Goldberg object might be a gadget that includes hundreds of unnecessary parts. The cartoonist’s name has become synonymous with the concept, and …

UWISHUNU Philadelphia – Rube Goldberg’s Artistry Delights In National Museum Of American Jewish History’s New Exhibit

POSTED OCTOBER 12, 2018 BY KELLY BUCCI The wonderfully witty work of influential cartoon illustrator Rube Goldberg lines the walls at the National Museum of American Jewish History for the amusing new exhibit The Art of Rube Goldberg, on display now through January 21, 2019. The expansive retrospective features some of Goldberg’s most prolific and humorous cartoons and invention illustrations  — and …

WHYY – It’s complicated: Life and work of Rube Goldberg at Philly’s Jewish Museum

By Peter Crimmins – October 11, 2018 “The Art of Rube Goldberg” exhibition starts – of course – with a contraption. You crank a pencil sharpener, which spins a wheel, which sets loose a ball, which runs down a ramp, which triggers a light switch. Many of Goldberg’s “inventions” were created by a fictional character, Professor Lucifer Gorgonzola …

Metro Kids – Rube Goldberg Exhibit Opens in Philadelphia

BY MATTHEW BROOKS   The Art of Rube Goldberg, which celebrates the cartoonist and illustrator best known for his whimsical drawings of overly complicated inventions, opens today, Oct. 12, 2018, at the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) in Philadelphia. On view until January 21, it includes a wide spectrum of Goldberg’s art, starting with the …

Pittsburgh Post Gazette – Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh exhibit peeks into wacky world of Rube Goldberg

by Danielle Okonta October 11, 2018   Visitors can tinker with wacky inventions inspired by the beloved Rube Goldberg when a new exhibit opens at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh Saturday. For “Rube Goldberg: The World of Hilarious Invention!” — the first Rube-inspired interactive exhibit — the museum partnered with Jennifer George, the granddaughter of Goldberg and legacy …

“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 …

Washington Post: Enjoy complex, crazy and absurd machines? Check out ‘The Art of Rube Goldberg.’

By Erin Blakemore October 7 When you think of Rube Goldberg, you probably imagine complex, whimsical machines. The wacky devices had a dizzying array of working parts and a prosaic end goal such as, say, affixing a postage stamp to an envelope or wiping one’s mouth at breakfast. Though Goldberg’s crazy inventions often had detailed schematics, …