The Monologue of Ice

    Special Event
    Friday March 25, 2011 @ 6:00 PM

    Be a part of Atta Kim's work!

    Kim's dramatic installation—a 5 1/2 feet tall, 1,300 pound ice sculpture of a seated buddha—will slowly melt into a pool below it, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Friday evening. The ice sculpture will remain on view until completely melted, a process that will take several days.

    The museum will be open overnight Friday through the early hours of Saturday morning and into regular museum hours, closing at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. The sculpture will then remain on view during normal museum hours until Monday at 5:00 p.m. or it has completely melted.

    As the work melts, you are encouraged to touch the ice and take away non-potable water from the pool on your way out of the museum, using small glass containers that will be provided. It is the artist's intention that the collected water be used to continue the cycle of renewal by watering a plant. This presentation is an extension of Grain of Emptiness: Buddhism-Inspired Contemporary Art, on view through April 11.