Matt will moderate, "Cultivating a Colossus: Learning from Jeff Koons’s Split-Rocker at Glenstone."
Explore the ongoing curatorial and operational complexities of bringing Jeff Koons’s Split-Rocker, 2000 to life within the sculpture program at Glenstone Museum. Presenters will review the monumental sculpture program within the landscape at Glenstone, whose mission is to seamlessly integrate art, architecture, and landscape. Panelists will touch on the planning, siting, construction, and first planting of the piece in 2013 and the continuing seasonal challenges the piece presents as a living sculpture installation. Attendees will learn what issues they should consider in the design of outdoor galleries and how long-term landscape maintenance planning is integral to scoping out the design of capital improvements.
More on the 2017 Building Museums Conference here.