Paul Matisse

The Musical Fence

1980
6' 6" x 1 1/2" x 20'
aluminum sounding bars, reinforced concrete
Lent by Cambridge Arts Council, MA

Born 1933, New York, NY
Works in Groton, MA

The Musical Fence, an interactive public artwork, is a combined sculpture and musical instrument created by artist and inventor Paul Matisse.  More info...

Tap below to hear Paul Matisse talk about the inspiration for The Musical Fence:

Tap below to hear Paul Matisse talk about how The Musical Fence is flawed:

Tap below to hear Paul Matisse talk about his dislike of definitions:

Tap below to hear Pamela Worden, former director of the Cambridge Arts Council, talk about the history behind The Musical Fence:

Tap below to hear Pamela Worden, former director of the Cambridge Arts Council, talk about community support for The Musical Fence:

Mystery Family Tour: