Sol LeWitt: Crayola Square

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Sol LeWitt: Crayola Square. In an attempt to explore the history of Sol LeWitt’s public projects and to record his long-lasting relationship with MoMA PS1, the artist created Crayola Square, a Crayola crayon wall drawing originally created in 1971 at an event organized by MoMA PS1 founder and director Alanna Heiss. It was the inaugural exhibition for The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, known today as MoMA PS1. Sol LeWitt’s Crayola Square is located on cinderblock in the Basement Boiler Room.

MoMA PS1 is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit contemporary art institutions in the United States. An exhibition space rather than a collecting institution, MoMA PS1 devotes its energy and resources to displaying the most experimental art in the world. A catalyst and an advocate for new ideas, discourses, and trends in contemporary art, MoMA PS1 actively pursues emerging artists, new genres, and adventurous new work by recognized artists in an effort to support innovation in contemporary art. MoMA PS1 achieves this mission by presenting its diverse program to a broad audience in a unique and welcoming environment in which visitors can discover and explore the work of contemporary artists. Exhibitions at MoMA PS1 include artists’ retrospectives, site-specific installations, historical surveys, arts from across the United States and the world, and a full schedule of music and performance programming.

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