July 21, 2012 8:52 PM

Nelson exhibit looks at what happens after a world’s fair is gone

As they go up, world’s fairs inspire great anticipation and celebration as nations compete to produce the best, most innovative structures and exhibitions. But what happens to these efforts afterward is a different story, as seen in the exhibit “The Future of Yesterday: Photographs of Architectural Remains of World’s Fairs,” now at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

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