Dré Wapenaar

The Courtyard pavilion
Dré Wapenaar will produce a mesmerizing canopy to house the museum’s central courtyard and the series of outdoor performances and events it hosts. Replete with oak flooring and seating pit, the semi-permanent pavilion will not only provide shade and comfort for daytime visitors, but also new possibilities for night performances in courtyard C.

About Dré Wapenaar
Artist Dré Wapenaar is a Rotterdam-based sculptor who works primarily with tents. A producer of dynamic social spaces, he considers himself a director of social encounters. He has created a birthing tent and a tent for mourning – both featured in MASS MoCA’s acclaimed exhibition The Interventionists in 2004 – a tree hut, and an extensive tented concert space for four grand pianos. Dré Wapenaar has gained wide recognition within the Netherlands and abroad. His architectural sculptures often are constructed in public areas, such as schoolyards, and parks, but are also exhibited by museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam.

Courtyard C

June 15, 2007 (permanent)