Massachusetts Institute of Technology, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Schwerpunkt

Cambridge, MA


Helmick Sculpture



The Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology wanted artwork for the entrance of their McGovern Institute. Ralph Helmick designed Schwerpunkt, a sculpture comprising 100 suspended neurons, to reflect the institute’s mission and attract visitors toward the stairs leading from the street level entrance up to the main offices. SGH consulted on the structure and materials for the art installation and its support from the building.