Large Window of DeCordova Museum - Lincoln, MA



Window at night with visitors




Excerpt from Boston Globe article

"Light Show - Let there be light at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA. And let it dazzle us during the dingiest months of winter.

Beginning Jan.11, artist and engineer Robert Kieronski will present "Photonic Evolution in Deep Time II" in the large window at the museum's entrance, using computer-driven machines to produce wild, colorful light beams visible from both indoors and out.

"The goal is to show off a real stunning work of art as you approach the museum," said George Fifield, curatior of new media. "I'm expecting it to just be jewel-like."

The secret is a material called "Dichroic" and specially contolled lights at night. A slow, melodic soundtrack accompanies the visuals. "What dichroic materials do is cast two reflections of light," Fifield said. "You get these intense colors at all ends of the spectrum, depending on the angle you hit it."

The museum is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and on selected Monday holidays."

Although the cadence of the DeCordova Lumion was far more serene, the short video, linked below shows a Lumion in action