Happy Wednesday Friends!
There are several different kinds of sculpture:
Who knows the difference between two-dimensional art and three-dimensional art?
Two-dimensional art is art that you paint or draw on a sheet of paper and it lays flat, not taking up room in the world other than that one sheet of paper. Three-dimensional art is art that you build or sculpt. These sculptures are not flat, and most of them allow the viewer to walk completely around it to see it from all sides.
Artist Maya Lin’s (b. 1959) sculpture Silver Upper White River (recycled silver, 2015) is on display at Crystal Bridges. Many readers may already be familiar with Lin; it was she who, while still an undergraduate architecture major, gained fame for her winning design for the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Washington, DC. Today, her art focuses on humanity’s interaction with nature, emphasizing our collective responsibility to protect and preserve the world around us.
Social distancing is on everyone's mind. Classes have been canceled, schools are out for weeks, and your children might be feeling a little bored. The Albany Museum Kids Blog is here to help with daily resources, lessons, and art activities to keep you and your kiddos inspired!
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