Over the past week, a team from New York has undertaken the meticulous reinstallation of a site-specific piece by Tara Donovan which is composed primarily of thousands of styrofoam cups.
Donovan, an American artist and 2008 recipient of a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, frequently incorporates mass-manufactured media in her work. She originally created this site-specific work for the Museum in 2004. Donovan chose to build the sculpture on the ceiling in the back of the Museum's Cafe, above and in front of the large wall of windows, to take advantage of the staggared surfaces and bountiful natural light.
The original installation was removed due to age, and new materials are being used to recreate Donovan's concept. Completion of the installation is scheduled for Friday, September 23rd.