The William Benton Museum of Art
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, 350 ( !!! ) students, their parents and visitors to the museum, created pieces for a WAVE installation at the William Benton Museum of Art in Storrs, CT. The installation was timed to coincide with both Parent’s Weekend and “Unfiltered: An Exhibition on Water,” which “explores water as a universal concern and touches on the themes of the power of water and the changing landscape; water pollution and biology; water scarcity; climate change; the physical properties of water; and the Connecticut River.” Included in the exhibition are contemporary artists Diana Barker Price; Will Sillin; Leif Nilsson; Stacy Levy; Ravi Agarwal; Vibha Galhotra; Kate Cordsen, Wave artist, Susan Hoffman Fishman; Jamie Murphy; Rani Jha, Atul Bhalla, and Michael Singer as well as nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artists: Lionel Feininger; Frederick Judd Waugh; Reginald Marsh; Arthur B. Davies; Gerrit Hondius; Martin Johnson Heade; Fairfield Porter; Maurice Prendergast; Henry Ward Ranger; and Robert Motherwell.

Located on the second floor landing of the museum, opposite a large and equally colorful Sol LeWitt piece, The Wave was hung to cover the whole length of a floor to ceiling window measuring approximately 20′ in length and 14′ high. Referencing the movement of a waterfall, it spills onto the floor of the landing in multiple directions. During the day, sunlight streaming into the south-facing window interacts with the installation to create a stained glass effect. The Wave will remain at the Benton through December 17, 2017.

 Installing The Wave, Benton Museum, University of Connecticut


Installing The Wave, Benton Museum, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, October, 2017

 The Wave at the Benton Museum, Storrs, CT, October, 2017


The Wave at the Benton Museum, Storrs, CT, October, 2017

 The Wave as Seen From the Entrance to the Benton Museum, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2017


The Wave as Seen From the Entrance to the Benton Museum, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2017

 Night View of The Wave at the Benton Museum, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2017.


Night View of The Wave at the Benton Museum, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2017

 Night View of The Wave at the Benton Museum, University of CT, Storrs, CT, 2017


Night View of The Wave at the Benton Museum, University of CT, Storrs, CT, 2017

 Wave Participants, Benton Museum, University of CT, Storrs, CT, 2017


Wave Participants, Benton Museum, University of CT, Storrs, CT, 2017

 Wave Participants, Benton Museum, University of CT, Storrs, CT, 2017


Wave Participants, Benton Museum, University of CT, Storrs, CT, 2017

 Wave Participants, Benton Museum, University of CT, Storrs, CT, 2017


Wave Participants, Benton Museum, University of CT, Storrs, CT, 2017

 Wave Participants, Benton Museum, University of CT, Storrs, CT, 2017


Wave Participants, Benton Museum, University of CT, Storrs, CT, 2017

 Wave Participants, Benton Museum, University of CT, Storrs, CT, 2017


Wave Participants, Benton Museum, University of CT, Storrs, CT, 2017

 Wave Participants, Benton Museum, University of CT, Storrs, CT, 2017


Wave Participants, Benton Museum, University of CT, Storrs, CT, 2017

 

 

 

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