Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Go Behind the Scenes at the Neuberger Museum of Art

Go Behind the Scenes at the Neuberger Museum of Art
Be a Part of the Process of Creating Liza Lou's Color Field!
Liza Lou and the Neuberger Museum invite all Purchase College faculty, staff, and students, and the members of the local community to participate as volunteers in assembling the artist's monumental sculpture Color Field before it opens to the public on November 7, 2015. It's a rare opportunity to experience the installation process as well as work with a leading contemporary artist. At approximately 1800 square feet, Color Field will cover nearly the entire floor of the Neuberger Museum of Art's largest gallery. Because it is comprised of thousands of beaded wires, it will take many hands to assemble it. This beaded sculpture was meticulously prepared by a team of artisans in Durban, South Africa, and will be carefully sited at the Neuberger with your help and our own group of volunteers trained by and working directly with the artist.
Liza Lou has engaged with diverse communities from around the world to create her art. Here at the Neuberger, she is interested in having people on campus and from the local community take part in the process so that the work itself becomes a communal experience. Working on this installation requires physical dexterity and patience; adults 16 and over are welcome to participate. As described by the artist, it can be very Zen/meditative.
Volunteer work sessions are scheduled to take place from October 19 through October 28, during which Liza Lou will be working with volunteers from Monday, October 19 through Friday, October 23 (she will not be on site Monday, October 26 through Wednesday, October 28). Sign up by clicking this link for a morning or afternoon work session. Thank you and we look forward to your participation!