Stars Are Falling From the Sky

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and Landing on Mass Ave. Catch one while you can.

  • Reflections in the museum window
  • Chased by a giant star

See Cereus, a huge starfish shaped parachute balloon created by Otto Piene.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies. A highlight of the exhibit is Cereus, a large, out of this world parachute balloon, shaped like a starfish with long moving arms.
The twin star balloons, Cereus and Paris, were a part of a sky art exhibit in 2011. Many gathered at MIT's Killian Court during its 150th anniversary to see the stars float into the night sky.

To see more out of this world creatures, check out https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/exhibition/cavs50