Monday, May 18, 2015

Buckyball Gazing

Just what is a Buckyball?  Click HERE for the official word from Crystal Bridges, but I'll tell you what it means to me.

Buckyball:  A hollow, geometric grid ball suspended inside a larger geometric ball with LED lights along the framework that constantly change colors, as well as patterns across the lattice.

It's beautiful from afar, but seriously cool when you are close.

There are park bench chaise lounges placed along the perimeter under the Buckyball. 

Lying down, looking up into the moving colors and changing patterns is absolutely mesmerizing.

When the wind blows, the smaller ball on the inside will rock and sway, which adds even more interest to the display.

We are very blessed to have Crystal Bridges in our community! 

What art museums are near you?  I'd love to hear about your favorite displays!

Edited May 21, 2015 - I am not great with heights, but estimate the bigger ball to be about 20 feet tall and it sits on a pedestal that is approximately 10 feet high.
;-)  -Marci


  1. We don't have any art museums in our town, but there are shows at several restaurants, hotels, and the college. I was hoping a buckyball was something we could get to hang in our cabin. We have several battery powered lighted globes that we love, especially during the long dark nights of winter. - Margy

  2. That is so cool! I've never heard of these or seen them. I want one!

  3. Love this piece by Villarreal and am so glad it is now part of the permanent collection.

  4. ohhh neato!! i so want to see these :)

  5. How neat, my friend! I would love to see these in person. So glad you shared this with Roses of Inspiration.

  6. That's beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday link party! Hope to see you again next week. Sharing this post on Twitter!


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