Carol Vogel explains the workings behind the new site-specific installations at Cowboys Stadium in Texas with works by Olafur Eliasson, Franz Ackermann, Mel Bochner, Daniel Buren, Matthew Ritchie, Dave Muller and Lawrence Weiner. The 14 works were chosen by a team drafted by Cobwoys owner Jerry Jones and his wife, Gene:
“This is a fabulous cutting-edge building, and we thought it needed art,” Ms. Jones said. Although not a collector, she is an art lover who, along with her husband; their daughter, Charlotte Anderson; and a niece, Melissa Meeks, became involved in the project. But not being art professionals, they turned to a group of people who are. Michael Auping, chief curator of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Charles Wylie, the contemporary art curator at the Dallas Museum of Art; and two Texas collectors, Howard Rachofsky and Gayle Stoffel, make up an art council overseeing the program. The Joneses also brought in Mary Zlot, a San Francisco art adviser.
Inside Art: Art Makes a Play Off the Gridiron (New York Times)