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People need something to do while on layover, and in this crowd, shopping is probably the preferred choice of activity. We find it kind of bizarre to see a design-focused exhibit in Terminal E of Logan International Airport, but upon closer inspection, the premise is pretty interesting. "Getting There" wants to explore and attempt to define the "Golden Age of Travel," which most would argue is not 2013 (sweatpants and hoodies, enough said). Mannequins flaunting matching suitcase sets, trench coats, and hats contrast with today's tech cases, DJ-quality headphones, and neck pillow ensemble—which leaves us wondering why stylish travel getups like stretch skinnies and cashmere wraps aren't on display.
That being said, the Design Museum Boston and Grand Circle Gallery-produced presentation examines everything from seat design to audio, making it an excellent opportunity to be productive while killing time. The exhibit is in a pre-security area through November, so visitors can stop in even if they aren't taking off. Has anyone poked through it? How was it?
· Getting There: Design for Travel in the Modern Age [Design Museum Boston]
· Logan exhibition chronicles travel style [Globetrotting]
· Travel gear and style on display [Boston.com]