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Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum Community Day

community day

This open-house celebration at the Kemper Art Museum offers interactive art experiences for all ages, featuring scavenger hunts, art projects, gallery talks, entertainment, and more. Community Day in takes place March 23. Here’s the schedule of events:

11 am–3 pm: Art-making, Peking Opera Face, relating to Wŏmen (我们): Contemporary Chinese Art
11 am–3 pm: Button-making
11 am–3 pm: Scavenger hunt: Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life, 1928-1945
11 am–3 pm: Calligraphy
11 am–3 pm:
Art-making with still-life artist Bill Neukomm
11:30 am–12 pm: Live music by Washington University’s Asian acapella group Sensasians
12–12:30 pm: Storytelling: Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young
1–2 pm: Gallery talk with Karen K. Butler, assistant curator, on Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life, 1928–1945 and John Klein, associate professor of art history, on Face and Figure in European Art, 1928–1945.
2–3 pm: Live music by Wack–A–Doo

Admission is always free, parking is free on weekends.

Here are the current exhibitions on display at the Museum
• Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life, 1928–1945 | until April 21, 2013 | Ebsworth Gallery
• Face and Figure in European Art, 1928-1945 | until April 21, 2013 | Garen Gallery
• Wǒmen (我们): Contemporary Chinese Art |until May 26, 2013 | Teaching Gallery
• Permanent Collection Installation | Kemper Art Museum

a really cool opportunity

The Kemper Art Museum at Washington
University + HEC-TV Live Present
 reCONNECTING with the Cool: Art, Architecture + Jazz of 1950s California

Dates:    October 14th & 21st, 2008

Times:   10-11:00am; 12-12:30pm; or 1-2:00pm CT

Grades:  6-12 | Cost:   FREE

Sign Up: live@hectv.org 

Through a new collaboration with HEC-TV St. Louis leading producer of education, arts, and cultural television programming, and their interactive program HEC-TV Live!, the Kemper Art Museum will be offering its second set of distance learning programs this October in conjunction with the exhibition Birth of the Cool: California Art, Design, and Culture at Midcentury. Join us live from the Kemper Art Museum for these specially-designed learning experiences in which students in distant as well as local schools will be able to interact with Museum educators through real-time, face-to-face interaction as well as interactive web-streaming. Collaborating with HEC-TV Live!, schools and arts organizations can expand the learning experience beyond their walls with innovative and engaging technology.

Engaging directly with works of art on display in the Birth of the Cool exhibition, participating students will be invited to experience the cultural realm of the cool through painting, graphic design, animation, architecture, photography, and jazz music. Students will learn about the central themes of the exhibition, and also have a chance to consider challenging and relevant questions about what makes a style cool the timelessness of cool, and how that connects to what we consider cool today.

Videoconference Schedule

October 14  | 10am or 1pm CDT

reCONNECTING with the Cool: Visual Arts This 60-minute session will focus on the role of the visual arts such as painting and photography in the larger cultural context of cool that formed in California during the 1950s, drawing in aspects of architecture, film, and jazz to support cross-disciplinary thinking about concepts of a cool aesthetic or cultural style that has remained relevant to this day.

October 14 | 12pm CDT

Media Literacy: Cool in Advertising Now and Then This special 30-minute segment will focus on a media literacy approach to the cultural style of cool, taking an in-depth look at commercial advertising in the 1950s and today. Co-presented with the Gateway Media Literacy Partnership.



October 21 | 10am or 1pm CDT

reCONNECTING with the Cool: Jazz This 60-minute session will focus more specifically on the role of West Coast jazz music in the larger cultural context of cool that formed in California during the 1950s, making critical connections with the visual arts to draw out links among these artistic forms and creative processes.

October 21 | 12:00pm CDT
What It Takes: Putting Together a Museum Exhibition This special 30-minute segment will allow students to learn “What It Takes” to put together and present a large art and culture exhibition such as this. Students will have the opportunity in this short session to ask questions to a range of Museum staff, including curators, educators, exhibition crew + security personnel.

RoundTrips to The Kemper Art Museum

Tim Gore and Jim Sturm, or, the guys from RoundTrips, are working with The Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis on a videoconference (on October 16) entitled Rethinking the Digital: New Media Art and the Active Viewer. This is a free opportunity for high school students to interact with museum professionals. Jim and Tim are former teachers and spend hours developing quality programs in the arts, social studies, ecology, math, you name it. Topics of discussion in this videoconference will include virtual reality, iPhones, and an art-media exhibit at the museum called Window | Interface. I will be taking reservations for the v/c until Friday, October 12, when I have to make the bridge reservation. Interested in this interactive videoconference? Let me know– I’ll get you signed up. The one hour sessions are at 10 a.m. CDT and 12 p.m. CDT. RoundTrips, in the past, have brought the Lewis & Clark videoconference series, Inside the Artist’s Studio and Missouri Regions.