Tom Sachs Brings Boombox Culture Back to the Brooklyn Museum

On a warm afternoon in May, the Brooklyn Museum is filled with field trip groups ambling around, waiting on wristbands. Instead of the usual solemn quiet that one finds in art museums, however, the children are greeted by a playlist of today's radio hits and when Drake comes in on Rihanna's "Work," a schoolyard choir rises to harmonize with him.

This playlist is part and parcel of Tom Sachs' "Boombox Retrospective" exhibit: a collection of multimedia works the artist has amassed over the...


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