LOOK AT BIG STONES

In 1977, Hartford commissioned the minimalist artist Carl Andre for an installation in the city. Today, his Stone Field Sculpture remains, right across the street from the Wadsworth Atheneum. The sculpture comprises 36 boulders arranged in eight rows on a plot of land adjacent to the Ancient Burying Ground, a historic landmark that dates back the 1600s. History is rich here, and many Hartford residents are passionate about the Stone Field's preservation. When a recent proposal was made to "rearrange" the boulders and add a fountain-y thing, Real Art Ways' Will Wilkins protested loudly in The Hartford Courant: "[W]e should be able to see that what we have is a public monument that is unlike most monuments. It is made of simple materials, and it addresses profound ideas." This fall, Real Art Ways is hosting a downtown walking tour to educate/inform about the importance of Andre's exhibit.

In 1977, Hartford commissioned the minimalist artist Carl Andre for an installation in the city. Today, his Stone Field Sculpture remains, right across the street from the Wadsworth Atheneum. The sculpture comprises 36 boulders arranged in eight rows on a plot of land adjacent to the Ancient Burying Ground, a historic landmark that dates back the 1600s. History is rich here, and many Hartford residents are passionate about the Stone Field's preservation. When a recent proposal was made to "rearrange" the boulders and add a fountain-y thing, Real Art Ways' Will Wilkins protested loudly in The Hartford Courant: "[W]e should be able to see that what we have is a public monument that is unlike most monuments. It is made of simple materials, and it addresses profound ideas." This fall, Real Art Ways is hosting a downtown walking tour to educate/inform about the importance of Andre's exhibit.

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