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Limited Edition Portfolio available on BFI's online store

A Limited Edition print portfolio of new works was created to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the birth of Buckminster Fuller. Published by The Buckminster Fuller Institute in 2015, the portfolio includes ten giclee color prints made by ten contemporary artists. The portfolio can now be purchased on BFI's online store for a discounted price.

Areaware releases Dymaxion Map as Foldable Globe

Brendan Ravenhill reimagines the Dymaxion Map as a magnetic globe produced by Areaware. Like Fuller’s original map, Ravenhill’s globe can exist in two or three dimensions. Read more about the new product here.

Satellite #5, Pioneer 2016

Artist Stephen Talasnik, whose sculptural works have been informed by the drawings of Buckminster Fuller, recently completed a large scale outdoor installation at the Tippet Rise Art Center in Fishtail, Montana. The piece is inspired by Space Architecture of the 1960's and was engineered by Arup. Read more here.

Announcing the 2016 Fuller Challenge Finalists

August 23rd, 2016, New York City: The Buckminster Fuller Institute is pleased to announce the Finalists for the 2016 Fuller Challenge. These six Finalists have reached the final deliberation phase and are under consideration for selection to win the grand prize and an award of $100,000.

Announcing the 2016 Fuller Challenge Semi-finalists

July 5th, 2016, New York City: The Buckminster Fuller Institute is pleased to announce the Semifinalists for the 2016 Fuller Challenge. Now in its 9th annual cycle, The Fuller Challenge remains the only award specifically working to identify and catalyze individuals and teams employing a whole systems approach to problem solving.

Limited Edition Lithograph

BFI's limited edition color lithograph of Fuller's original drawing of the geodesic dome includes "first day of issue" cancellation of the Fuller stamp. It is presented in a portfolio with the embossed commemorative seal of the Institute. Only 500 were made, and they are selling out quickly. Get your collectible lithograph now! Your purchase directly supports our non-profit institute.

A Tribute to Bernard Kirschenbaum

BFI was very saddened to learn of the passing of Bernard Kirschenbaum this winter. Kirschenbaum founded architectural firm Geodesics, Inc. in 1954 with partners Bill Wainwright and Bill Ahearn, naming Fuller honorary president. Kirschenbaum also enjoyed success as a sculptor and teacher of sculpture, receiving a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1973, and two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in 1976 and 1981. Click to read a tribute from his daughter, Sara Kirschenbaum.

Radical Seafaring at the Parrish Art Museum

The Parrish Art Museum's Radical Seafaring exhibition features twenty-five artists with works that range from artist-made vessels, to documentation of creative expeditions, to speculative designs for alternative communities on the water. The featured artists include Buckminster Fuller as well as Mark Dion, Mary Mattingly, and Pedro Reyes, three of the ten artists who contributed to INVISIBLE - VISIBLE - BFI's limited edition print portfolio celebrating the life of Buckminster Fuller.

Limited Edition Offering from BFI

BFI is offering an extraordinary portfolio of prints entitled INVISIBLE – VISIBLE celebrating the profound impact and legacy of R. Buckminster Fuller. Curated by BFI's Executive Director, Elizabeth Thompson, with Daniel Reiser of DRDESIGN, the portfolio includes ten internationally acclaimed contemporary artists invited to create new, unique works honoring Fuller. Twenty portfolios have been created and the proceeds from their acquisition will benefit the on-going work of BFI. Click to view the portfolio.

Fuller Exhibition at Stony Brook University

"Buckminster Fuller: Inventing for Today" will be on display at Stony Brook University's Simons Center Gallery until August 25th. The exhibition sheds light on Fuller's legacy as a great inventor whose work resonates in art, science, and industry today. It features screenprints, photography, sculpture, and more. Click for further information.