Frank Stella: Play

Frank Stella is an abstract painter and printmaker who loves car racing. His print Talladega Three/II is inspired by the famous race track in Alabama. The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts’ “Race to Abstraction” is a display in the children’s gallery explaining the context of this piece. Along with photographs of the Talladega race track, there is …

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Board Book & Art Pairing: Global Babies

Did you see JR’s photos and videos of his new art installation on Instagram yesterday? Like his artwork for the Olympics in Brazil, he created his own scaffolding for his larger than life photograph. This one is closer to home (on the US/Mexico border). In honor of this artwork, I read one of my favorite …

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Montgomery Museum of Art: Play

Driving across Alabama this summer, we stopped at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art. After walking through the galleries and making the museum guards work a little harder than usual, we decided to give them a break and head for the children’s art studio. What made this children’s gallery stand out is some of the architectural …

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Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

Don’t see all the art. That’s my best advice for adults taking children to see art in a museum. Skip a few, enjoy what you do see, and go back. Museums usually have more art than anyone has the attention span to experience in one trip. That’s how we approached our first visit to Montgomery Museum …

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My Parent and Art: Mark

Here, I’m continuing my series of snapshot interviews on children who were raised by players in the art world (artists, curators, historians, critics, etc.). Mark is son of an amazing women, who has worked in sculpture, ballet, and marketing.   What’s your name? Mark Lettieri 2. What’s your current occupation? Guitarist, composer and producer www.marklettieri.com 3. Where did …

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My Parent & Art: Harper

I’ve been told that if I am not careful then my children are going to grow up to be artists. This is just the case for this college student that was raised in a family that loves all forms of art. What’s your name? Harper Leigh Steinbach 2. What’s your current occupation? University Student, Arts school …

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The Frist & the Martin ArtQuest Gallery

My husband and son are headed to Nashville to watch the USA Soccer play this weekend. We visited the Frist in Nashville last fall and have so many good things to say about the children’s art studio! No matter what is in the other galleries, visit the Martin ArtQuest Gallery on the top floor. This large studio for …

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My Parent & Art: Kai

Since, I’m not the first artist (or art professional) to raise a child, I asked adult children of my colleagues seven short questions on what art was passed down to them. Read Kai’s responses below!   What’s your name? James Kai McLaughlin 2. What’s your current occupation? Bartlett Architecture Student 3. Where did you grow up? …

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About Two Squares by El Lissitzky

About Two Squares is a book for children by Russian artist El Lissitizky that was first published in a dense art journal called “De Stijl” in 1922. The book weaves together the rigor of Lissitizky’s studio art practice with the mode of a children’s picture book. Different than most children’s books, you can read this book and …

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Travel to Gee’s Bend

I had two things on my mind when we started this road trip a few weeks ago. First, I am raising three white boys in Alabama, and I wonder what they will grow up to think about race and power. Second, I am so loved. My partner-in-crime surprised us by arranging an adventure to see …

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