Update: The following post contains a substantial error. I was under the mistaken impression from another news article that the Central Park installation involved many volunteers. At least two readers have pointed out this error. My apologies to anybody who was mislead by my statement. Question for art oriented readers: What is the largest or best public art installation assembled mainly by volunteers?
Original Post: Artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude have assembled a team of hundreds of volunteers to assemble what might be the largest art installation ever (click here for an account from the NY Times). Starting earlier this week, hundreds of volunteers showed up to assemble 7,500 orange gates in New York City’s Central Park. It was an outstanding show of volunteer work. I’ve never been a believer that the world’s problems can be solved through volunteers, but moments like this bring a smile to my face.