We love Sesame Street, so on April 18th, when the word of the day was SCULPTURE, we couldn’t have been more excited. Children who have been on our Museum Adventures tours may recognize some of the artists: Rodin, Brancusi, and David Smith.
Experimenting with myriad materials, destruction- and it’s beauty- was our focus last week on canvases based on the Guggenheim Gutai exhibition… Children of all ages and adults should reserve now to see the Guggenheim’s Gutai show with us!
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What fun we had connecting, balancing and manipulating wire and meta today @ the Met! As you can see, not only the kids enjoyed… and on my way home, I walked past more bent metal sculptures @ the Hubert Gallery on Madison Avenue… what a treat! Great job guys and gals! Have a safe trip back to CO P. & P. and I look forward to more tours with you too B!
Museum Adventures loves the art museum guards! On one of our recent visits to the Guggenheim Museum of Art, Museum Adventures kids and adults enjoyed the Picasso Black and White exhibit lead by Claire Munday.
“The guards are always interested in what we are doing, the projects we work on and they share such wonderful stories! For example, it was a curious guard that told me a great story about Picasso while I was building the lesson plan. He said that when Picasso would go to a restaurant, he would take the insides of the soft french bread and begin rolling and shaping it into sculpture while waiting for his food! Having such busy hands and always having to be making art would certainly explain why Picasso has so many pieces.” ~ Claire
To read the New York Times interview with museum guards, click here. We recommend it.
In a special Museum Adventures tour of the Met, we explored the work of Ghanian artist El Anatsui, one of the leading African artists of today. El Anatsui makes the most of recycled materials by transforming abandoned milk tins and metal bottle caps into beautiful tapestries that look like traditional woven textiles. In the galleries, we created our own multi-media textiles using various metals and materials.