Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts seeks boomboxes for new sculpture

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts needs your old boomboxes to be part of a new sculpture being built in its John and Joyce Caddell Sculpture Garden.

The sculpture is called “Got the Power: Boomboxes”. The museum enlists Bayete artist Ross Smith to build the 14-foot-tall, 8-foot-wide tower constructed from hundreds of boomboxes.

The idea is to explore how boomboxes have been an important part of urban communities and popular culture.

The museum needs about 500 boomboxes to carry out this project and about 600 to 1,000 cassettes. So he’s asking all of us to check our closets, attics, and garages for anything we might be ready and willing to part with, whether they’re working or not. The museum needs them to be in relatively good condition and be the boomboxes of the 1980s-1990s.

You can also be part of this project by sharing a story and favorite songs. The artist will bring it all together, and then the sculpture will deliver it as an audio history and oral history of the capital. Submit them to mmfa.org/boomboxes.

Find more information about this project at https://mmfa.org/sculpture/got-the-power-boomboxes/.

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