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Strandbeests

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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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Nina Katchadourian

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Nina Katchadourian is completing a three year artist residency at the Exploratorium this year, and I’m looking forward to her final exhibit. She talks about the new exhibit in her Bad at Sports interview last fall. The interview is a great introduction to her work, which circles around the themes of wonder, dust, and boredom. Nina …

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The Best Things in Museums are the Windows

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I just ordered a children’s book by Harrell Fletcher, an artist who is committed to making life more interesting than it is. In 2012 he was Artist-In-Residence at The Exploratorium in San Francisco, where he made “The Best Things in Museums are the Windows.”  The artwork may not look like art you recognize from museums, but he is …

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Artists-in-Residence at the Best Science Museum in the World

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Scientific American calls it the “best science museum in the world.” And since it’s beginning in 1974, The Exploratorium has hosted an artist-in-residence. The Exploratorium is a playground for thinking and asking questions. And some of my favorite artists, like Nina Katchadourian, Harrell Fletcher, and Tim Hawkinson, have made work here. More importantly, they made work at the Exploratorium …

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