The Greeting, a new permanent, public art sculpture by artist Dan Droz, is now installed at the corner of Lancaster BLVD and Ehrlich Avenue. In collaboration with the Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) and Droz, the museum commissioned the new public art sculpture to engage and elevate the public space around the museum.
The sculpture will serve as a defining landmark for the community, where people can gather and create meaningful connections between the museum, public space, and community members.
The sculpture depicts colorful, abstract figures gathering to meet at MOAH, but from a different angle reveals other images like people high-fiving one another. The color palette is also an essential part of the design for the sculpture, connecting the story of the desert landscape and the diversity of the Antelope Valley community. Droz believes that sculptures like The Greeting help people understand that art is not just about the aesthetic but can speak to a story that is relevant to peoples’ lives.
Droz is a full-time sculptor that engages with themes surrounding relationships, family, and the community. Before becoming a sculptor, Droz had a 45-year career as a design and marketing consultant and was a professor at Carnegie Mellon University.
In addition to being shown at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Droz has been commissioned for work at the entrance to the Heritage Trail in downtown Pittsburgh, and Oxon-Hill Sculpture Park in Washington, DC, among others.
The Lancaster Museum of Art and History is dedicated to strengthening awareness, enhancing accessibility, and igniting the appreciation of art, history, and culture in the Antelope Valley through dynamic exhibitions, innovative educational programs, creative community engagement, and a vibrant collection that celebrates the richness of the region.
MOAH is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday with extended hours on Thursdays until 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.lancastermoah.org.