Anne Peabody‘s ACRE is an installation that has taken several years of research and development, planning and site preparation, before actual implementation could occur. This artistic interpretation of our founders legacy is a perfect example of a project/experience that necessitates cross-departmental collaboration throughout the entire organization. ACRE is a living art installation that will continue to grow and evolve, and best experienced in person. Below are behind-the-scenes images of a massive-sized installation that will become an outdoor classroom for interpretation related to biodiversity, the regenerative powers of nature, history, our present environmental challenges, and conservation in the face of the climate crisis.
Anne Peabody was raised in Kentucky and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Peabody has participated in major international group exhibitions and museum shows including, Glasstress: State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, Unbreakable: Women in Glass, Fondazione Berengo, Murano, Italy, It’s Happening, Central Park, New York City, USA, Millesgarden Museum, Stockholm, Sweden, and the 53rd and 54th Venice Biennales.
In 2012, Glass Quarterly named Peabody among the 50 Artists Whose Work in Glass Will Be Most Important in the Next 50 Years. Her work is held in permanent public collections in the U.S., Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and Asia including 21c Museums, Boodai Corp, BP, DIOR, Fondazione Berengo, The Kentucky Center, and Memorial Sloan Kettering. Her work has been critically reviewed in The New York Times, Art News, Art in America, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Glass Quarterly, and Hyperallergic, among others.