Created by Karol Murlak, in collaboration with Danielle Begnaud, Katarzyna Michnowska and Marzena Krupa, Hurrah! is an urban musical instrument designed in celebration of the hundredth anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and the United States.
The newest addition to the Golden Triangle Arts lineup, when it is tapped with a mallet, the tubes of the large-scale xylophone play the Polish birthday and anniversary song Sto Lat. The installation captures and commemorates feelings of friendship and joy shared between Poles and Americans.
The installation kicks 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 is 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.