NC State University is presenting a corn maze on the grounds of the North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.
The opening for the installation will be Sunday, August 11th, 2019, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
A 100 foot by 100 foot corn maze will remain open through October. It will be free to visit during the opening and after, during opening hours for the museum.
The maze features and interior room featuring a raised bed of teosinte, the wild grass thought to be the ancestor of modern corn.
At the opening event, Locopos and the El Molcajete food truck will be nearby.
Here’s more information, from an NC State release:
Part of the upcoming multi-site exhibition Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology: Shaping Our Genetic Futures, the 100’ x 100’ corn maze has its opening event on Sunday, Aug. 11 at 3:00 p.m. Locopops and the El Molcajete food truck will have refreshments for sale. The event is free and open to the public.
The corn maze is located near the new entrance to the museum parking along Blue Ridge Road, at the end of the parking lot farthest from the museum buildings. Please wear comfortable shoes.
The corn maze offers an introduction to the upcoming exhibition Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology: Shaping Our Genetic Futures (October 17, 2019–March 15, 2020), an art-science exhibition organized by the NC State University Libraries and the Genetic Engineering and Society Center, and shown at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design, in the physical and digital display spaces of the Libraries, and at the NCMA park.
After this opening event, the corn maze will remain open and accessible during museum park hours. The maze will be open through the end of October.
The corn maze, the exhibition, an integrated curriculum, and cross-campus dialogues will raise awareness and discussion about biotechnologies and their consequences in our society, through compelling work by contemporary artists. From Teosinte to Tomorrow is meant to prompt discussion about genetics in society and new considerations of your role in the genetic revolution.
NC State University Libraries exhibit designer Molly Renda and architect William Dodge designed the maze after photographs and drawings made by artist Josef Albers during the years he and Anni Albers traveled extensively in Mexico (1930s–60s). The Albers’ deep connection to Mesoamerican art, together with their importance to the growth of art and design in North Carolina, made these reflective works an apt inspirational source.