Where to safely see art? Motor up to New Bedford’s downtown light show

Boston Globe: by Grace Griffin Globe Correspondent

Here’s your opportunity to spy large-scale artworks from the comfort of the sidewalk — or your own car. With a series of illuminating — and illuminated — installations, LIGHT 2020 was designed to honor New Bedford’s history as “the city that lit the world” through whaling and lamp oil production. The project was created by Massachusetts Design Art & Technology Institute (DATMA), a noncollecting contemporary art institute based in New Bedford.

On Saturday and Sunday, works by New Hampshire’s Soo Sunny Park and the Boston collective MASARY Studios will be unveiled downtown. Inhabiting the UMass Dartmouth CVPA Star Store Swain Gallery (715 Purchase St.) will be Park’s “Photo Kinetic Grid,” channeling sculptures and projectors into a dazzling display that’s visible through storefront windows. Park’s installation will be on view until Sept. 14.

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