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Movement Mondays: Geometric Scavenger Hunt

Español abajo Explore your home for objects to create a geometric assemblage. Instructions Step 1: Name some shapes. Which shape is your favorite? Search your home for found objects that are various shapes. Be sure to ask a parent or guardian’s permission to use the objects you find. Step 2: Once you have collected some…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Giving Thanks and Remembering the History of the Americas

Español abajo Learn about the first people that lived in the Americas and create artwork inspired by this history. New Orleans is referred to as Bulbancha by the Choctaw meaning “the place of many languages” or “the place of many tongues”. The city occupies the territory and traditional homelands of the Chahta Yakni (Choctaw) and Chitimacha.*…

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Movement Mondays: Abstract Monochromatic Scavenger Hunt

Español abajo Explore your home for objects to create an abstract monochromatic assemblage. Instructions Step 1: What is your favorite color? Search your home for found objects of that color. Be sure to ask a parent or guardian’s permission to use the objects you find. Step 2: Notice the size, shape and texture of the…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Geometric Collage Inspired by Joey Slaughter

Español abajo Create a colorful geometric collage in this O-riginal Art Activity inspired by Joey Slaughter. Joey Slaughter earned his BFA from Memphis College of Art and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Upon graduating Cranbrook, Slaughter was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant. He has also received the Louisiana Division of the Arts…

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“Saint Kampos” by Ashley Pridmore Moves to Ogden Museum Terrace

Saint Kampos by Ashley Pridmore was part of the Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition, but as of November 2020, the sculpture resides at Ogden Museum on the fifth floor terrace. “In this sculpture I blur the lines between land and sea, incorporating cast branches, bones and leaves to create a talismanic sea creature for the City of…

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Movement Mondays: Looking at Art through Rhythm

Español abajo Combine art and rhythm in this Movement Monday Activity inspired by James Flynn. James Flynn’s artwork has taken on many forms over the years. During the late 1990’s James immersed himself in the thriving London graffiti scene. Letter-based designs, and spray paint became his preferred medium. From around 2008 to 2016 James produced…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Monochromatic Landscape Inspired by Abbey Kuhe

Español abajo Connect to nature in this O-riginal Art Activity inspired by Abbey Kuhe. In E.O. Wilson’s Biophilia, the author reminds the modern reader that the long evolution of homo sapien occurred within an environment we have only very recently differentiated as “nature”. Through ceramics Abbey Kuhe explores the histories of our extractive economies and the species that we…

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Movement Mondays: Looking at Art through Music

Español abajo Combine art and music in this Movement Monday Activity inspired by Wendo Brunoir. Wendo Brunoir was born in 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he currently lives and works. After participating in various gallery shows, he started painting murals in and around New Orleans. Soon after, he traveled to different parts of the…

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