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Exhibition March 2 − June 9, 2019

The Art and Wit of Ruba Goldberg

A prolific caricaturist and visionary, Rub Goldberg became better known for his inventions bearing his name than his caricatures and political illustrations. In his comics, Goldberg created extremely complex machines for a simple task.

From 1912, hand-drawn diagrams of his fantastic inventions made Ruba Goldberg one of the most popular caricaturists of the time, and the term “Goldberg's Ruba Machine” was introduced. The idea of Goldberg’s devices was so innovative that since then it has been adapted countless times in popular culture — in Tom and Jerry cartoons, in the board game Mouse Trap, in the episodes of Sesame Streets, and in the movie “Back to the Future ".