“We won’t allow the future to outpace us.”

Believe it or not, I found this ad for Celanese on ebay when I searched for “Rice Institute.” It took me a minute to see why it came up:

I don’t know the date, the magazine, or anything else but I find the combination of Magritte and Celanese enchanting.

Incidentally, Celanese has a pretty good historical timeline that might appeal to those of you who like this sort of thing. They’ve been into a lot of stuff over the years. It’s at this link.

Bonus: I’m out of town for a meeting today but several people sent pictures of a beautiful rainbow that appeared over campus this morning. The best one came from reader Kat Kosted, who took it from the 6th floor of the Cambridge Office Building. Thanks!

Also, I have a travel day tomorrow and might not be back here until Wednesday. Don’t panic.

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5 Responses to “We won’t allow the future to outpace us.”

  1. N Bailey says:

    Would that there were a pot of gold in Rice Stadium!

  2. N Bailey says:

    Actually, the end of the rainbow appears to be in Reckling Park.

  3. There was a Magritte exhibit at the Rice Museum while I was there. A bit of searching found the catalog. “Published on the occasion of the exhibition from Rice University Institute for the Arts, Houston TX October 1, 1976-January 2, 1977.”

    https://www.abebooks.com/Secret-Affinities-Words-Images-Rene-Magritte/12219075534/bd

  4. Whit Matteson says:

    The ad ran in (among other places, I’m sure) Scientific American May 1969 issue on p. 11 and Sept. 1969 p. 91.

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