Sound artist Halsey Burgund and the Museum of Science collected the voices of more than 250 people who live in towns along the Route 28 corridor and created a compelling audio scape of personal stories that reveals how we are all different and yet the same.
To organize the world around us, we use broad strokes to label people and places, often relying on stereotypes. These simplifications stand in marked contrast to the rich and complex ways in which we identify ourselves, our neighborhoods, and our hometowns. Boston's long history of diversity and change is unknown to many and often overshadowed by well-known periods of racial tension and conflict.
Today, the Greater Boston area is home to a wealth of ethnicities and cultures, a vivid tapestry exemplified in the neighborhoods along Route 28, which stretches from countryside in the north, through suburbs and manufacturing towns, past the Museum and through the heart of Boston, and down to Cape Cod. Funding for this exhibit provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities Fund.
Photo: 3-channel video which accompanies the audio in the gallery.
Jan16- June 5
Blue Wing, Level 2
Gallery Hours| (Special hours for: Fri, Apr 22, 9- 9pm & Sat, Apr 23, 9- 7pm.) Regular Hours: Sat-Thurs, 9am-5pm | Fri, 9am-9pm
Admission| Free for Members; Free with museum admission: Adult(12+) $21, Senior(60+) $19, Child(3 - 11) $18