The Dome at Highfield
On View: June 15 – October 31
The Dome at Highfield is a collaborative project between The Dome at Woods Hole and Highfield Hall. In keeping with The Dome at Wood Hole’s mission to create a space and forum for interdisciplinary collaboration, innovative thinking and creative making, The Dome at Highfield will introduce the local and regional community to the sorts of programs The Dome at Woods Hole will offer at its future permanent home. Through exploratory educational programs, social events and communal gatherings, The Dome at Highfield will create opportunities for visitors to experience how the interaction of art, environment, design and technology will come together at The Dome at Woods Hole.
The Dome at Highfield is part of Out of the Box! Art and Science Walk.
The Dome at Woods Hole
The Dome at Woods Hole is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of innovative exploration in the arts and sciences. Located in Buckminster Fuller’s oldest extant geodesic dome, The Dome will be a multi-disciplinary arts, performance and exhibition center bringing world-class contemporary arts to Woods Hole. The mission of The Dome is to build community around the intersection of art, science, technology and the environment.
Buckminster Fuller designed and built the geodesic dome in Woods Hole, Mass., in 1953. Originally constructed as a restaurant, the Dome has been abandoned since 2002 but has proven its architectural genius by standing the test of time since its creation. This iconic structure, which is eligible for listing on the National Register, is a testament to Fuller’s design, simple use of materials and philosophy to do more with less.
The initiative to rehabilitate and revitalize the Dome is underway by a team of dedicated community members and supporting organizations. Exemplifying Fuller’s passion for comprehensive anticipatory design, The Dome at Woods Hole will have exhibition/performance space, a permanent exhibit about Fuller, studios for artist residencies, hospitality amenities and supporting facilities.
R. Buckminster Fuller, 1895 – 1983
R. Buckminster Fuller was renowned for his comprehensive perspective on the world’s problems. For more than five decades, he developed pioneering solutions that reflected his commitment to the potential of innovative design to create technology that does “more with less” and thereby improves human lives.