Collection News: Wendell Castle Music Stand

Wendell Castle music stand

Fall 2010: Wendell Castle Music Stand

Near the Grand Gallery entrance, see Wendell Castle’s oak and rosewood Music Rack (1964).

This iconic work (shown at right) represents Castle’s first use of a technique that would become his signature—bent lamination, where thin pieces of wood are glued together and clamped into shape. It comes to MAG from Temple B’rith Kodesh in Brighton, whose congregation wanted the work kept in the community but in a more protected setting.

Work taken off view in April 2011.