A pavilion for music, art, architecture and design
SKEPPSHOLMEN 17 MAY – 9 SEPTEMBER 2012
Bring your friends and family to the Bucky Dome on Skeppsholmen this summer! You will find everything you need for a great summer experience with music, art, a family workshop, food and picnic hampers.
Admission to the Bucky Dome in the garden of Arkitekturmuseet and Moderna Museet is free on weekdays.
What is the Bucky Dome?
In summer 1971, Moderna Museet and Bengt Carling, one of the initiators of the Stockholm kite festival, built a dome according to the American architect Buckminster Fuller’s concept of “more with less”.
Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (1895-1983) was an American architect, visionary, designer and writer. He became famous for his geodesic domes, which are still in use as radar stations, city halls and exhibition venues.
Throughout the summer of 1971, the jazz musician Don Cherry, his artist wife Moki Cherry, their children Neneh and Eagle-Eye Cherry, a dog and a cat all lived in the “Jail” on Skeppsholmen, inviting their musician and artist friends to the “Dome” to play music, perform, paint and arrange educational art activities for kids and grown-ups.
From May to September this year, Bengt “Beche” Berger and Bengt Carling will be collaborating with Arkitekturmuseet and Moderna Museet to recreate the era that is often referred to as “those wonderful, happy days on Skeppsholmen”. EMS, Fylkingen and Nya Gärdesfesten are also participating in the project.