Open: 17th of May – 20th of September 2012, Architecture / Moderna Museet (Stockholm)
It was back in the summer of 1971 when the Modern Museum — in collaboration with Bengt Carling — built a “Dome” inspired by Buckminster Fuller’s (Bucky) architecture ideas of “more is less”. And this same summer, the jazz musician Don Cherry, the artist Moki Cherry, their two children Neneh and Eagle-Eye Cherry along with a dog and a cat, lived at the old prison at Skeppsholmen — next to the Modern Museum. Under the summer the family invited friends and fellows — both musicians and artists — to the “Dome” where they played music, jammed, performed, painted and had pedagogic programs for children, teens and adults.
So — with that in mind — the Modern / Architecture Museum (in collaboration with Bengt Carling and Bengt Berger) are recreating this delightful atmosphere of the 70’s in their backyard this summer. Between May and September 2012, an ambitious program has published with live concerts, performances, workshops, yoga classes etc. The entry is free (!) except for the every-week Saturday concerts.
I was there at the opening day, the sun was shining, the music playing and I could just imagine the summer of 71. There was a pleasant scent of nostalgia — an added peace and love — in the air. The best thing about the “Dome” this summer is that it’s open to everyone and people are welcome to go inside, take their instruments or artwork with them, jam and create!
Be sure you check out the pop-up exhibition with textile work by Moki Cherry, and if you like jazz there is an open workshop on Don Cherry’s music next Tuesday (between 17-20).
To get inspired, watch a jazzy sneak peek from the live concert the 17th of May, with The Organic Music Band!
Date: 17th of May – 9th of September 2012
Place: Backyard of Moderna Museet / Arkitekturmusset, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm
To see the whole program of Bucky Dome, click here