The bus departs at 10:00 am for a trip to the Currier Museum of Art to see the exhibit: Heart of a Museum: Saya Woolfalk. Saya Woolfalk’s (American, b. 1979) commission for the Currier Museum of Art investigates the history of the institution and revisits its iconography and original design. The mosaics adorning the former main entrance of the Currier (designed by Salvatore Lascari in 1929–1930) constitute the starting point for this new installation by Woolfalk, which reimagines the Western art canon’s singular cultural perspective. The artwork conceived by the artist for the Currier combines video projections, sculptural forms made of glass, wallpaper, and sound – creating an immersive environment where the viewer is invited to voyage, rest, and meditate as if in a sensorial temple. Born in Japan and based in New York City, Woolfalk’s multimedia work investigates race relations, sexuality, and multiculturalism through the lenses of hybridity.
Approximate return: 3:00 pm. Fee: $40 for transportation and admission. Click ‘Register’ in the Events Calendar to sign up or request a paper Trip Sign Up form at the Front Desk and submit it.