Photo: Courtesy of Hancock Shaker Village

6 Leading Artists Take Over This Historic Massachusetts Village

The exhibition brings together Stephen Hannock, Maya Lin, David Teeple, and Don Gummer

Don Gummer’s stainless-steel Figure Eight (2012), with the historic Round Stone Barn in the background. Photo: Nicholas Whitman

At Hancock Shaker Village, in Western Massachusetts, a 19th-century circular barn is home to heritage breeds of cows, pigs, and goats. But on July 1, activity of a more artistic nature takes over the next-door Poultry House, which once served as the Shakers’ chicken coop. An exhibition titled “Making: Then and Now” features works by six leading artists (Gregory Crewdson, Don Gummer, Stephen Hannock, Jenny Holzer, Maya Lin, and David Teeple), who all have homes in the region. Teeple’s site-specific sculpture—water-filled glass tanks linked by aluminum beams—will illuminate a reservoir on the property. Through November 12. 

David Teepl’s *Sixteen Cuboid Float, I* (2017) is set on the property’s reservoir. Photo: Nicholas Whitman
Composed of adhesive sea-foam green marbles, The Upper Reaches (2017) by Maya Lin echoes her 2015 installation at the Renwick Gallery. Photo: Nicholas Whitman


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