On display from September 2019 through November 2020
Created by Karol Murlak, in collaboration with Danielle Begnaud, Katarzyna Michnowska and Marzena Krupa, Hurrah! was an urban musical instrument in Murrow Park designed in celebration of the hundredth anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and the United States.
Interactive by design, Hurrah! acted as a large-scale xylophone that played the Polish birthday and anniversary song Sto Lat, when tapped with a mallet. The installation captured and commemorated feelings of friendship and joy shared between Poles and Americans.
The installation kicked off the Golden Triangle Arts’ international art programming on Penn West — Pennsylvania Avenue west of the White House — bringing together international partners, artists, and designers. The program was part of a bigger vision for Penn West created by a collaboration of federal, local, and private stakeholders brought together by the Golden Triangle. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is currently developing construction plans for the total redesign of Pennsylvania Avenue NW from 17th Street to Washington Circle.
The project is possible through a partnership between the Embassy of the Republic of Poland and the Golden Triangle BID with support from the Polish Cultural Institute New York.