The Wave was installed at the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, CT over the course of two days on May 9th and 10th, 2013, at a height of approximately 20 feet and spanning about 150 feet from front to back between the two main buildings of the Museum.
Highly visible from the entrance of the Museum, from all of the windows of both the Chase and the administrative buildings, from the café and its adjoining patio/sculpture garden and from Walnut Hill Park that is adjacent to the Museum, The Wave was hung in a series of 6 long, undulating strands. When the wind blew, the installation emitted a loud, crashing roar like the sound of an incoming wave as it hits the shore. It was reported that visitors all the way across the park could hear The Wave rumbling in the distance.
On June 2, 2013, The Museum held a ‘wave-making’ event. Wave pieces made that day were added to the installation as a ‘waterfall’ cascading from the roof of the administrative building to the patio below.
The installation at The New Britain Museum of American Art contained ALL of The Wave pieces completed at the project’s seven previous sites in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York museums and galleries, parks and schools, including 600 pieces created by students, staff, administrators and parents at the nearby Gaffney Elementary School in New Britain.