1. Mexican-born artist Carlos Amorales (b. 1970) has created a new mobile sculpture for the Harvard Art Museums’ iconic Calderwood Courtyard. The large-scale sculpture will be suspended from the specially designed kingposts, or steel trusses, that are part of the rafters under the courtyard’s glass roof. The sculpture joins other major works of art from the collections of the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums that have been installed around the courtyard. The placement of these works gives visitors an opportunity to contemplate original works of art from the moment they enter the courtyard, which is accessible without the purchase of gallery admission.

    Amorales has taken the traditional musical triangle and created a mobile of suspended aluminum shapes over the courtyard. With 16 triangles of graduated shape and scale, the work creates a visual idea of sound, but it can also be physically activated: on special occasions the sculpture will be played by using a long stick. Amorales conceived of the courtyard sculpture as a means of creating a collective experience for visitors to the museums. Through the work’s suspended forms, the museums’ interior spaces are tied together.

    Mary Schneider Enriquez, the Houghton Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Harvard Art Museums, is overseeing the commission of this dynamic sculpture, which is a gift from Leslie Cheek, Jr.

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  2. Mexican-born artist Carlos Amorales (b. 1970) has created a new mobile sculpture for the Harvard Art Museums’ iconic Calderwood Courtyard. The large-scale sculpture will be suspended from the specially designed kingposts, or steel trusses, that are part of the rafters under the courtyard’s glass roof. The sculpture joins other major works of art from the collections of the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums that have been installed around the courtyard. The placement of these works gives visitors an opportunity to contemplate original works of art from the moment they enter the courtyard, which is accessible without the purchase of gallery admission.

    Amorales has taken the traditional musical triangle and created a mobile of suspended aluminum shapes over the courtyard. With 16 triangles of graduated shape and scale, the work creates a visual idea of sound, but it can also be physically activated: on special occasions the sculpture will be played by using a long stick. Amorales conceived of the courtyard sculpture as a means of creating a collective experience for visitors to the museums. Through the work’s suspended forms, the museums’ interior spaces are tied together.

    Mary Schneider Enriquez, the Houghton Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Harvard Art Museums, is overseeing the commission of this dynamic sculpture, which is a gift from Leslie Cheek, Jr.

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  3. Mexican-born artist Carlos Amorales (b. 1970) has created a new mobile sculpture for the Harvard Art Museums’ iconic Calderwood Courtyard. The large-scale sculpture will be suspended from the specially designed kingposts, or steel trusses, that are part of the rafters under the courtyard’s glass roof. The sculpture joins other major works of art from the collections of the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums that have been installed around the courtyard. The placement of these works gives visitors an opportunity to contemplate original works of art from the moment they enter the courtyard, which is accessible without the purchase of gallery admission.

    Amorales has taken the traditional musical triangle and created a mobile of suspended aluminum shapes over the courtyard. With 16 triangles of graduated shape and scale, the work creates a visual idea of sound, but it can also be physically activated: on special occasions the sculpture will be played by using a long stick. Amorales conceived of the courtyard sculpture as a means of creating a collective experience for visitors to the museums. Through the work’s suspended forms, the museums’ interior spaces are tied together.

    Mary Schneider Enriquez, the Houghton Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Harvard Art Museums, is overseeing the commission of this dynamic sculpture, which is a gift from Leslie Cheek, Jr.

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