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Sculpture Celebration

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Thursday, June 21, 2018
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103 United States

The Wadsworth Atheneum’s history of presenting outdoor sculpture on its Hartford grounds dates back nearly 100 years. Join them as they celebrate a storied past and an exciting present, with the unveiling of two large-scale sculptural installations on the museum’s Main Street lawn: “Monolith (Optic)” by MATRIX 179 artist Conrad Shawcross, and a towering 30-layer piece by Sean Scully in anticipation of his forthcoming exhibition “Landline.”

Stay for the opening of MATRIX 179, featuring” additional sculptures, models, artist interviews, and a slow-moving light machine. These energetic, geometric objects demonstrate the artist’s ongoing interests in science, robotics, and the natural world. MATRIX 179 will be Shawcross’s first museum exhibition in the Americas. Find more information here.