Community Installation: Maren Hassinger, Monuments

This event last occurred on July 26, 2019, 9 am—4 pm.

Join in the re-creation of Maren Hassinger’s Monument 3 (Standing Rectangle) and Monument 6 (Square) in the Park. Work together with volunteers to build these locally-sourced wood-faced sculptures, intended as sites for collective gathering and as standalone works of art.

For ages 13+. Admission is free.


  • Space is limited, advance registration required.
  • Each day (July 24, 25, and 26) will have two shifts: Morning Shift (9 am to 12 pm) and Afternoon Shift (1 pm to 4 pm). Please select the day and shift you would like to volunteer, then register for your free ticket. Only one shift per person, please.
  • The artist will be on-site on Friday, July 26.
  • Breakfast will be provided to the morning shift volunteers, and lunch will be provided to the afternoon shift volunteers.


Maren Hassinger (born 1947 in Los Angeles, California, lives and works in Harlem, New York) is a multi-disciplinary artist working across performance, installation, sculpture, and video, who is most known for her meditations on nature and community. Hassinger's Monuments was commissioned by the Studio Museum for the Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem in 2018. The original installation included eight site-specific sculptures that Hassinger created in response to the park's environment, including its chess tables, flower beds, and rock formations. Two of these Monuments will take on a new life at deCordova as they are revitalized with branches from deCordova's grounds and installed by our local community members.  

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Event Type: 
Sculpture Park Programs
Art + Nature Programs
Member Programs