|Posted on Monday, June 24, 2002 - 11:41 am: |
Cai Guo-Qiang: Transient Rainbow
A Spectacular Minute of Color and Light to Celebrate the Opening of MoMA QNS
June 29 (rain date: June 30), 9:30 p.m.
East River, over the southern tip of Roosevelt Island
The Museum of Modern Art, now in Queens
33 Street at Queens Boulevard
(212) 708-9400 http://www.moma.org
MoMA QNS opens June 29 and 30 with
free admission and special hours,
10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
The Museum of Modern Art has commissioned special projects by contemporary artists to celebrate the opening of its temporary new home in Queens on June 29.
Among them is Transient Rainbow, a minute-long fireworks program conceived by artist Cai Guo-Qiang, produced by Fireworks by Grucci Inc., and organized by Lilian Tone, Assistant Curator in MoMA's Department of Painting and Sculpture and the office of the Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs. A rainbow of fireworks will cross the East River, tracking the Museum's movement from Manhattan to Queens.
To view the map showing viewing points please go to: http://www.moma.org/momaqns/opening/rainbow.html
From Queens: Gantry Plaza State Park, 49 Avenue and East River Drive. Take the 7 train to Vernon Blvd.-Jackson Ave and walk two blocks toward the river. Additionally, shuttles will depart from MoMA QNS beginning at 8:30pm and return at the conclusion of the display.
From Manhattan: East River esplanade between 27 and 34 Streets or East River Esplanade Park between 36 and 38 Streets. Use the 37 Street pedestrian tunnel or 36 Street entrance. You can take the 6 train to 28 or 33 Street or M16 or M34 buses.
For more information go to: http://www.moma.org
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