5,000 Moving Parts

On view through November 2014

An Exhibition Update

We’re getting very close to being able to announce the works that will be shown in 5000 Moving Parts. Arthur Ganson, Anne Lilly, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, and John Douglas Powers will all be participating in the exhibition, and the Takis work (see my April 26, 2013 post) will be shown.  Please keep an eye on this site for details to be announced soon.

In the meantime, here's an update on a few other things that have happened as we prepare for the exhibition:

The opening date has been set for November 21, 2013 just a week before the MIT Museum's annual Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction, an event that draws over a thousand people to MIT’s Rockwell Gymnasium. Families, clubs and other teams create links that are all connected, then finished with a flourish. There will be crowds in the Museum over the Thanksgiving weekend!

The 5000 Moving Parts exhibition will be a leading piece of the MIT Museum's year-long initiative on kinetic art. Featuring public programs, workshops, gallery talks, classes for MIT students, and more, the initiative will help the Museum make explicit connections among art, science and technology. This is a field in which MIT has excelled. Over fifty years ago, MIT opened the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (now a part of ACT, the MIT program in Art, Culture and Technology), and just recently launched a new Center for Art, Science and Technology (CAST). Numerous faculty and students at MIT are engaged with projects at the intersections of art, science and technology, and CAST sponsors an active program of Visiting Artists in the field.

Paul Montie has been engaged to work with me on the design of the exhibition. A highly respected graphic designer, Montie has gained significant exhibition design experience in recent years, including the current Wolk exhibition in MIT’s School of Architecture + Planning.

All of the parts of 5000 Moving Parts are moving along smoothly, and I’m very proud to be a part of it. I hope you’ll join the effort, follow the link to contribute, or let me know if you’d like me to put you in touch with the MIT Museum’s development team.


     Site Design: Paul Montie