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Grand Open House for Vapes: Marketing an Addiction
July 29, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Vapes: Marketing an Addiction will open at Kauffman Museum on July 29 with a Grand Open House from 2:00-6:00.
Vapes examines what we know about e-cigarettes–the new alternative to smoking. The exhibition tells three intertwining stories: the rise and fall of cigarette smoking and advertising in the 20th century; the emergence of the e-cigarette in the 21st century and new marketing strategies; and the challenges of nicotine addiction and quitting.
Designed as three compact, free-standing modules, Vapes features examples of vaping products, videos, photomurals, and an LED infographic to educate visitors about e-cigarettes and marketing by the tobacco industry.
Vapes: Marketing an Addiction was developed as a companion to Kauffman Museum’s traveling exhibit Better Choose Me: Collecting and Creating with Tobacco Fabric Novelties, 1880-1920 that tells how companies promoted tobacco consumption through the distribution of free collectible novelties. Selections from Better Choose Me will be shown alongside Vapes.
Regular Kauffman Museum hours are Tues.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 1:30-4:30 p.m., closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 6-16, and free to Kauffman Museum members and children under 6.