And while the commissioners were supportive of the efforts being made by Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts in developing the empty lot into a park to entice its visitors to the downtown, they acknowledged they had no control over the 40-foot by 40-foot installation that's going to be facing Main Street.
The installation by award-winning artist Martin Puryear has been stored in crates in the corner of the parking lot behind Big Y for the last couple years after being on display in Philadelphia and New York City.
Tobin and Laura Thompson, the director of education, announced the winners of the invitational at a party with the Drury High jazz band in the Hunter Center that followed the public reception on Friday night.
Theatergoers are going to be mad about Mass MoCA this fall.
Jon Hamm, the star of the landmark television series “Mad Men,” comes to town this fall to collaborate in a work-in-progress theater project dubbed Fishing, which will see him team with Wilco percussionist Glen Kotche and director/choreographer Danielle Agami.
The 130,000 square foot structure, named the Robert W. Wilson Building, was opened this past spring. The opening doubled the space of the museum, making it again the largest contemporary art museum in the nation.