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Massachusetts Institute of Technology  /  MIT Museum
Building N51   265 Massachusetts Avenue   Cambridge, MA 02139
Open Daily 10am – 5pm  /  Closed Major Holidays

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Gestural Engineering: The Sculpture of Arthur Ganson

Ganson sculpture detail

Arthur Ganson’s kinetic sculptures are a special feature of the MIT Museum.

 

Press a pedal or turn a crank and you’ll put Ganson’s machines into motion. Take the artist’s invitation: "The objects are part of a cycle. I take an idea from my heart, but it is not complete until you have seen it, and found your own meaning in it."

 

His sculptures explore the nature of oiled surfaces, object manipulation and slow explosions, and are created from a range of materials that he fabricates or finds.

Learn more:

Watch moving images of Ganson's work from his DVD:
"Arthur Ganson presents a few Machines created between 1978 and 2004"


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