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New Horizon by Artist Doug Aitken Takes Off in July


Imagine a 100-foot-tall hot air balloon floating over inspiring landscapes reflecting and illuminating the world in new and unexpected ways.  

In July 2019 Doug Aitken will present NEW HORIZON, a multifaceted art event that challenges the notion of art in the 21st-century. The project is composed of a series of live events across the state of Massachusetts, centered around a stunning reflective hot air balloon and gondola. 

One of the great American mythologies is the road trip. New Horizon is a 21st century version of a journey, traveling through the landscape by air. At each stop the balloon touches down becomes a happening. It is both an artwork and an event where ideas, conversation, music and art are shared. 

Happenings will take place at a selection of iconic Trustees properties, starting at Long Point Wildlife Refuge in Martha’s Vineyard on July 12, followed by stops in the greater Boston area, including the Crane Estate in Ipswich and ending on July 28, in the Berkshires.

All events are ticketed and require pre-registration. Schedule is weather dependent and subject to change. thetrustees.org/newhorizon

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