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The Confession of Zero by Sugimoto

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Castello di Ama is winery located in a very small hamlet in Tuscany. Over the last 17 years, the owners have commissioned remarkable site-specific artworks. I wrote about our visit with our family in an earlier post. I highly recommend this stop in Italy with or without your children. One of the more recent commissions in the collection …

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Castello di Ama

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Driving through the landscape in Chianti is just like the books. You pass vineyards, rolling hills, and bicyclers. Even if you are driving on point, it feels like you are lost (in a good way). Finally, at the top of a hill and the end of the dirt road, we came to a few medieval buildings and very …

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Sophie Clements

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Sophie Clement’s video “Shall I This Time Hold You?” is currently installed in the foyer of the Barbican Centre.  Her work is about chance. It’s about time. It’s about things we can’t control and so much more. When you combine those ideas with breaking concrete, dropping lumber, and explosions, then you have some strong lines between how …

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A Cloud House

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  This week in PreK, the theme is weather and my son asks me if we have any “weather toys” in the house. All we have is a few Magic School Bus books (which we love!). But it reminded me of this could house by Matthew Mazzotta. Also, check out these placemats he made in Italy. …

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My Sky Hole by Bukichi Inoue

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  When I exited this installation by Bukichi Inoue at the Gori Collection, I heard the wailing of my child. He desperately wanted to go back and do it again! But the timing, the tour, and the group leader told us that we must  stay together and continue on. I let him cry because how many times …

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Pippilotti Rist at the New Museum NYC

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This fall and winter, Pippilotti Rist has filled the three main floors of the New Museum with her video installations. The extensive exhibition includes video art from the last thirty years of her acclaimed career. She is from Switzerland and represented by Luhring Augustine Gallery in NYC. Her gallery bio describes her opinion on arts’ task,  “to contribute …

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See Turkeys in Art

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My children seem ready to jump right into Christmas season, but we have one more week to celebrate Thanksgiving. It’s the holiday sandwiched between the holiday of candy highs and the holiday with all the presents. We have one week to try to simply focus on turkey and gratitude. In this post, Bethany Farrell Rivello, a PhD …

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The James Turrell Skyspace in Nashville

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We recently made a second visit to James Turrell’s skyspace in Nashville. James Turrell is one of the greatest American artists of the last century and most of his work is environmental. In other words, they are installations in a landscape or building that do not move easily. For example, at least three of his artworks …

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See Pumpkin in Art

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I’m often trying to show my children that there is more to life than the way you see it. Discovering unclear or unknown perspectives is the play and rigor of art. Today, we’re challenging ourselves to see pumpkins in new ways because… it’s Halloween! Here are the examples that we are looking at from some …

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