Fortunately for this artwork and thanks to generous funding by an anonymous donor, the Neuberger Museum of Art is beginning to revitalize its public sculpture program. Its goal—to create a campus environment where visitors have the opportunity to experience sculpture in natural surroundings—expands the scope of the Museum’s mission to create an educational, cultural, intellectual, and collegial environment for Purchase College and the community at large.
The plan includes redesigning the overall installation and presentation, conserving and relocating sculpture presently on campus, rotating the collection, seeking new loans, acquiring new artworks, and installing rewritten and newly designed didactic labels.
Since the early 1970s, Ferrara has explored relationships between sculpture and architecture in her wood constructions, which have evolved from indoor pieces to increasingly large-scale outdoor works. “I considerStacked Pyramid one of my most significant works,” she said via email.
In collaboration with the artist, Museum staff rebuilt the sculpture with all new pressure-treated 4×6 inch boards in late October. Ferrara is extremely pleased with the final result.
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