For the governors and Krens, this is a bit of "unfinished business" dating back to 1988 to pump economic activity into the state's smallest city. All three had a hand in the beginnings of Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art that was hoped jumpstart an economy left in shambles by the departure of Sprague Electric.
Internationally known architect Frank Gehry and architects from his office will join former Gov. William Weld, Mayor Richard Alcombright and former Guggenheim Director Thomas Krens on Friday to tour the 10-acre site for the new Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum.
The pieces are all coming together for an art and architecture project which will bring writers to the city to work in mobile studios inspired by five major historical authors.
Architects Chris Parkinson and Tessa Kelly are launching an exhibit at the Lichtenstein Center in September to show exactly how the project will work. The two have designed five portable structures which will be placed in various parts of the city and authors will take residency in the city next July, working out of th