Wednesday, January 18, 2012
NBMAA Week: 20,000 Cups
The mural will be replaced in the next couple of years. This stairway is named for Sol Lewitt, who was a major American conceptual and minimalist artist. Lewitt grew up in New Britain. He believed the idea of art is important, not necessarily the physical art, so he often required galleries and museums to paint over his work when a show was over. Replacing this mural after a run of five years or so reflects Lewitt's here-today-gone-tomorrow artistic philosophy.