Mexican sculptor and his sculpture go to Harvard (video)

harvardsculptureHow does Mexican artist Carlos Amorales hang a massive mobile sculpture called Triangle Constellation from the glass roof of the courtyard of an art museum at Harvard? Very very carefully.

Harvard explains:

Mexican-born artist Carlos Amorales (b. 1970) has created a new mobile sculpture for the Harvard Art Museums’ iconic Calderwood Courtyard.

The large-scale sculpture, will be suspended from the specially designed kingposts, or steel trusses, that are part of the rafters under the courtyard’s glass roof.

The sculpture joins other major works of art from the collections of the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums that have been installed around the courtyard. The placement of these works gives visitors an opportunity to contemplate original works of art from the moment they enter the courtyard, which is accessible without the purchase of gallery admission.