Pittsburgh Cultural Trust to Share Rubber Duck Project with Chrysler Museum
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announced today that the Rubber Duck Project by Artist Florentijn Hofman, which made a huge splash when it opened the Trust's Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts last fall, will come to roost temporarily in Hampton, Virginia.
The Chrysler Museum of Art will utilize the same inflatable duck that the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presented in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from September 27 through October 21 at Point State Park.
"We are pleased to be able to share the joy of the Rubber Duck project with the Chrysler Museum," shared Paul Organisak, Vice President of Programming and curator for the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts. "The project brought Pittsburgh together in a unique way over the course of its three weeks stay, attracted over one million people and generated tens of millions of dollars in direct spending in Downtown Pittsburgh."
The giant rubber duck will be re-launched as part of the museum's reopening on May 10, 2014. The 40-foot inflatable sculpture, "Rubber Duck Project" by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, will be moored at The Hague in front of the Chrysler Museum's entrance from May 17 to 26, 2014.
Norfolk will be the second United States site to host Hofman's Rubber Duck Project.