Why is there a piano outside our entrance? It is one of 75 located throughout metropolitan Boston as part of a public art project by Luke Jerram called Play Me, I’m Yours!
Jerram’s intention is for you to listen, play, and enjoy the pianos that are part of the project. “The sound of pianos can affect the atmosphere of the street and transform architecture and how people occupy a space,” he has said. The piano located here is available for you to play between September 27 and October 14 during MFA open hours.
To date 35 cities have hosted Play Me, I’m Yours! The project is presented in Boston by the Celebrity Series of Boston to celebrate its 75th anniversary. All 75 pianos were donated, and each has been decorated by artists or community groups. Hilary Zelson, a Museum Educator and MFA Community Arts Initiative Liaison, was selected to decorate the piano located outside the Museum.
Please note that the piano will be covered at the threat of or during inclement weather.
Part of the Fall Open House. See the full schedule of events.
Celebrity Series of Boston is the presenter of the “Play Me, I’m Yours” Festival, running from September 27 to October 14, 2013. Celebrityseries.org / StreetPianosBoston.com
Fall Open House is sponsored by Ameriprise Financial and Columbia Management