Museum installs interactive sculpture by Aaron Taylor Kuffner

Aaron Taylor Kuffner, Visionary Artist for the 2019 Academy Art Museum Craft Show, gives museum staff an introduction to his “Gamelatron” project in the museum’s front yard. From left: Conner Dorbin, curatorial assistant; Constance Del Nero, director of children’s education and community programs; Kuffner; Ben Simons, director; and Anke Van Wagenburg, chief curator.

EASTON — Artist Aaron Taylor Kuffner, the Visionary Artist for the 2019 Academy Art Museum Craft Show, set for Oct. 11 to 13, recently installed his “Gamelatron: Body Phones” project in the museum’s front yard.

The sculpture combines Indonesian musical traditions with robotics and modernist sculpture. It will be on display through 2020.

Kuffner, an American-born conceptual artist based in New York, creates work that reaches far outside conventional forms of representation. His current display at the Academy Art Museum represents this year’s Academy Art Museum Craft Show theme, “Celebrating the Makers.”

Kuffner’s work is collected worldwide. His recent exhibitions include the Venice Biennale, Times Square, Burning Man and the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Kuffner will present an artist talk at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, as part of the museum’s Kittredge-Wilson Lecture Series. To sign up for the talk, visit

Craft show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11 and 12, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. A special preview event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free on Wednesdays.

For more information, visit or call 410-822-2787.

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