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Ghost Ballet for the East Bank Machineworks

Artist:  Alice Aycock
Location: Riverfront at Cumberland Park, 592 South 1st Street
  Ghost Ballet for the East Bank Machineworks

Installed in 2007, Ghost Ballet for the East Bank Machineworks is located on the bank of the Cumberland River, opposite the downtown. The 100’ x 100’ x 60’ sculpture was Nashville’s first Percent for Public Art commission. The artwork references the site’s industrial past and visually echoes current surroundings, including nearby bridges and the NFL Titans stadium. Its dynamic form conveys a sense of the area’s evolution from an industrial working river to recreation and entertainment. 

Ghost Ballet for the East Bank Machineworks Video 

Ghost Ballet for the East Bank Machineworks Education Guide

Alice Aycock discusses Ghost Ballet: interview from Museum Without Walls

Ghost Ballet Wins National Award

Alice Aycock's Ghost Ballet of the East Bank Machineworks was selected by the Americans for the Arts 2010 Public Art Network's Year in Review 50-Year Retrospective as one of the best 50 public art projects over the past 50 years.