National Building Museum

Talk with the Artist: Foon Sham and the Maze of Knowledge

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Foon Sham Maze of Knowledge Process PicMeet the artists, designers, and educators whose projects at the National Building Museum are helping us turn the annual Summer Block Party Inside Out.

First up: Foon Sham, a D.C.-area sculptor. Foon works primarily with wood in creating large-scale structures, including the Maze of Knowledge, a 26-foot-square, site-specific labyrinth in the west court of our Great Hall. It features walls of varying height and horizontal broken brick-like contours built with wooden blocks commonly used as construction materials. Foon is joined by Angela Anderson Adams, director, Arlington Public Art, to discuss this installation, his other work, and the important role of art in the public realm.

UPDATE: Watch this program on the Museum website.

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Image: Maze of Knowledge mock up. Photo courtesy of Foon Sham.

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