Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Hartford, CT

On July 12, 2014,The Wave was installed in the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, CT for a period of three hours as part of the Education Department’s monthly Second Saturdays for Families program. (Founded in 1842, The Wadsworth is the oldest public art museum in the United States.) During that short window of time and with the participation of several hundred enthusiastic museum visitors, a three-story, cascading waterfall that spilled into an undulating river flowing throughout the museum’s storied Avery Court was created. Then, in the same way that ‘Flash Mobs’ come and go quickly to effect an intensity of artistic expression, all evidence that it had ever been there was removed.

Alltogether, it was an amazing experience to watch children and adults touching and shaking the installation to hear it roar like a waterfall, looking up and around the space with a new understanding of its majestic design and taking pride in participating in an interactive, national art project. The installation was funded, in part, by The Awesome Foundation CT, which provides micro grants to projects for their ‘awesomeness.’

 Before The Wave: Avery Court, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT


Before The Wave: Avery Court, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT

 After The Wave Was Installed in the Avery Court of the Wadsworth Museum of Art, July 12, 2014


After The Wave: Avery Court, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, July 12, 2014

 The Wave at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Detail, July 12, 2014


The Wave at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Detail, July 12, 2014

 The  Wave 'Waterfall" at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, July 12, 2014


The Wave ‘Waterfall” Detail at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, July 12, 2014

 The Wave "Interacting' with a Jean Arp Painting, Avery Court, Wadsworth Atheneum, July 12, 2014


The Wave “Interacting’ with a Jean Arp Painting, Avery Court, Wadsworth Atheneum, July 12, 2014

 The Wave at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, July 12, 2014


The Wave at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, July 12, 2014

 Wave Participants at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, July 12, 2014. Photo Courtesy of Diana Guay Photography.


Wave Participants at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, July 12, 2014. Photo Courtesy of Diana Guay Photography.

 Wave Participants at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, July 12, 2014


Wave Participants at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, July 12, 2014

 The Sound and Touch of The Wave at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, July 12, 2014


The Sound and Touch of The Wave at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, July 12, 2014

 Wave Participants, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, July 12, 2014


Wave Participants, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, July 12, 2014

 Wave Participants, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, July 12, 2014


Wave Participants, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, July 12, 2014

 Wave Participant, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, July 12, 2014


Wave Participant, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, July 12, 2014

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