BMA Neon Needs Work, You Can Help

Museum launches fundraising effort to restore Nauman sculpture.

By JohnLewis. Posted on January 20, 2014

courtesy BMA

Bruce Nauman’s Violins Violence Silence is the BMA’s most visible artwork. 

The now-iconic neon sculpture was installed on the museum’s facade in 1984—it was a gift from the Leo Castelli Gallery after a groundbreaking BMA survey of Nauman’s work. 

The piece recently came down for much-needed restoration that will cost approximately $120,000, and the BMA’s Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art launched a fundraising effort. 

It includes a few public events, and the first one, a cocktail party, takes place this Thursday evening at artist Lat Naylor’s Bolton Hill home. 

Anyone interested in attending and/or donating can call 443-573-1763 for more info.


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