Galaxy Dancefloor / Turnaround Surround (2004)/ Ukeles
Conservation of Contemporary Public Art

Galaxy Dancefloor / Turnaround Surround (2004) by Mierle Laderman Ukeles. The work—located in a Cambridge park—is made from recycled rubber and cast stone blocks. Sometime after this photograph was taken, the artist chose (after conferring with the conservator) to alter the white blocks because of an accumulation of dirt, staining, and graffiti; the blocks were painted black with a concrete stain. Photo: Rika Smith McNally