Giant art project to span city of Memphis - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Giant art project to span city of Memphis

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art announced Monday the world-renowned RedBall Project is coming to Memphis April 28 to May 7.

At that time, a 15-foot wide, 250-pound red ball that has traveled through every time zone in the world will be squeezed into and/or hung over 10 strategic locations across Memphis.

The locations were personally selected by project founder, New York artist Kurt Perschke.

“On the surface, the experience seems to be about the ball itself as an object,” Perschke points out. “But the true power of the project is what it can create for those who can experience it. It opens a doorway to imagine ‘what if,’” he said. “The larger arc of the project is how each city responds to that invitation and, over time, what the developing story reveals about our individual and cultural imagination.”

The goal of the red ball is to punctuate Memphis' "unique architectural landscape and history," the museum explains.

The undertaking will kick off the Brooks' centennial year celebration.

The museum will reveal the locations where you can visit the red ball in the coming weeks.

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