Photo: Chris Burden, Ghost Ship, 2005. Thirty-foot handmade sixareen sailboat, aluminum mast, computers and software, hydraulics, GPS system, auto rudder, and rigging. Dimensions: Without mast: 6 ft × 8 ft 6 in × 30 ft (1.8 × 2.6 × 9.1 m); Mast: 30 ft high (9.1 m). Weight: 4,000 lbs. Courtesy the artist and Gagosian Gallery
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Chris Burden’s Ghost Ship on the New Museum!
Discover the artwork of one of the most important American artists to emerge since the 1970s in “Chris Burden: Extreme Measures.” Explore the exhibition with New Museum educators through small group conversations and learn how Burden has investigated ideas of limits, speed, and play through artworks like Ghost Ship, The Big Wheel, A Tale of Two Cities, and All the Submarines of the United States of America. After visiting the galleries, head to the New Museum Sky Room and create your own fleet of boats using a variety of everyday materials.
New Museum First Saturdays for Families are free of charge. This program is designed and recommended for families with children aged between four and fifteen years, and includes free New Museum admission for up to two adults per family. Children under eighteen are always admitted free. No preregistration is required. Space is limited and tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. Your entire party must be present; tickets will not be given to partial parties.