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At MIT Museum, objects of everyday genius

When the MIT Museum debuts a traveling exhibit next week, you won’t find paintings, sculptures, drawings, or anything else that resembles art.

Instead, “Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things” will feature 36 items people use every day and often take for granted, including light bulbs, paper clips, tin cans, adhesive tape, pencils, and even shipping containers.

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