Light Art Grand Tour USA on the USS Yorktown

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On the evenings of Thursday, September 21 and 28 the entire pier-side of the historic USS Yorktown will be illuminated with images arranged by Swiss light artist Gerry Hofstetter as part of “Light Art Grand Tour USA," a documentary featuring 50 landmarks in 50 different states.

Hofstetter's light art will be cast onto the ship both nights by four large projectors from 8 to 10 p.m. Visitors can view the display for free at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. Normal parking fees will be waived for the event.

As the images are displayed onto the World War II aircraft carrier, members of “Light Art Grand Tour USA" will photograph and film them for an upcoming documentary. The multi-year tour began in 2017 with stops in the first 13 states to join the Union. Monuments in other states include: George Washington's Mount Vernon, the Wright Brothers National Memorial, the Women's Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, and the Albert Einstein House at Princeton.

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