From Artists

Robert Morris

While we are in Tuscany, we have plans to visit the Gori Collection, where they have seven artworks by Robert Morris. Robert Morris began working during the Minimalist, Process Art, and Earth Art movements in the 60s and 70s. He both contributes to how we understand them and is making something totally different. His work challenges the …

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At Work with Christo

We are preparing to see Christo’s installation, and the construction photos on his website are perfect for my little boys. Not only do they help us comprehend the scale, but they are also inspire them to build different kinds of things with their own mini-trucks. Click on any image to get more information about the project or image. …

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Christo: Floating Piers

All four of us are headed Italy to walk on water! Floating Piers is Christo’s newest installation, and his first large scale project since The Gates in NYC in 2005. The pictures of the site and construction on his website are a great way to introduce the project to my children. The hard hats and scuba gear from those …

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Carsten Höller

Carsten Höller is building a new slide in London. 178 meters in 40 seconds will make it the highest slide in the world. More interestingly, you will be weaving through, around, and down a sculpture by Anish Kapoor. In 2012, Anish Kapoor designed the ArcelorMittal Orbit for the Olympic games. There are some wonderful drawings, studio …

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Ugo Schildge

Ugo Schildge’s cogwheels are mesmerizing. He makes paintings with them and uses them as metaphors to think about time, human nature, and the need for adjustments. The broken and spinning images are enthralling. The squeaks and thuds keep the experience real. We chilled out to these videos during a break. Now, we might need to paint or put …

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Make Chase Magical

The poem begins… A Ghost in the shell, >dancing the procedural revolution<. You know how every child puts a blanket over their head and the world instantly turns into magic? It’s the first game my babies learned to play. Then they learned to play chase while running around with blankets or buckets on their heads. Blind chase, running into doors …

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Eric Carle at the High

During my trip to Atlanta, I took my littles to the High Museum of Art. A beautiful museum that I would visit for the architecture, courtyard, and atrium alone. In the lower galleries, there is an exhibition of collages by Eric Carle, a prolific illustrator who is best know for writing The Very Hungry Caterpillar. His first book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What …

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Kelly Kristin Jones at the Swan Coach House

I stopped by Kelly Kristin Jones’ solo exhibition to see the artwork she made at construction sites in Atlanta. If you are a caregiver or parent of truck-crazy preschoolers, Kelly Kristin Jones’ Gray Space exhibition has a moment for you. Kelly Kristin Jones won the 2015-2016 Emerging Artist Award from the Swan Coach House Gallery in Atlanta. She is an Atlanta-based artist with an MFA …

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Jenny Saville

At the Gagosian Gallery in London through the end of May, Jenny Saville is showing new artworks in a solo exhibition called Erota. In a recent article about this exhibition, Saville tells the Guardian that “It was having children that changed her work.” That’s not a statement you hear very often from an artist, especially not publicly. I would …

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Strandbeests

Theo Jensen’s YouTube playlist is just what we need after a busy weekend.  This summer the Exploratorium will show the first North American exhibition of Strandbeests by Theo Jansen. The music in  many of his videos and the rhythm of his sculptures sets the tone for a relaxing moment and checks off our STEM lesson for the day (which we don’t really …

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