Christian Sampson, Vita In Motu (2019) Photo: Coke Wisdom O'Neal
Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza, Photo: Ryan Gamma
Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza
Photo: Ryan Gamma

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Program Guide

Spring 2021

Movement at the Museum - Art on the Grounds

To experience art is to engage the senses. While we commonly name the “five senses” (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste), we know that our bodies have the capacity to “sense” much more. For example, proprioception, our “sixth” sense, helps us understand where our bodies are in space. And our internal balancing mechanisms help us navigate the force of gravity as we make our way through the world. While traditional “Western” philosophies make a distinction between mind and body, all human beings understand that our experience of the world is more holistic. We know that our nervous system is not limited to our brain, but extends to our fingertips, which is why artmaking is a form of knowledge-acquisition. Moving our bodies helps open up our minds, and an open mind is the best thing you can bring to your art experience. Plus, being outside in nature (what the Japanese call “shinrin-yoku” or “forest-bathing”) has multiple physiological and psychological benefits.

To that end, we invite to you experience the many outdoor art experiences available at the Museum—the M. Leo Elliott Collegiate neo-Gothic architecture and the Modern elegance of Paul Rudolph, John Henry’s Complexus, Los Trompos by Esrawe & Cadeza, Zen Jail by JPW3, Olivier Mosset’s Rudolph installation, and our most recent, Carl Abbott’s La Musa Azul, while moving your body and opening your mind. This movement series is for ALL—for every body*. Whether you are 100 and partnered with a mobility device or 1 and using a parent as a mobility device—we all move to some degree, and we look forward to moving with you together at the Museum!

Please note, all activities will be outside, with strict physical distancing protocols in place. Masks are required on the Museum Campus, but may be temporarily removed during certain activities, if deemed safe.

* Please contact us at least 2 weeks in advance with any special needs and we will work together to do everything we can to accommodate and support your participation.

Schedule At A Glance

Lunch & Learn: Express Art History Talks

Architecture: Paul Rudolph & M. Leo Elliott

Thursday 28 January 12 pm

La Musa Azul by Carl Abbott

Thursday 11 February 12 pm

PERFECT OBJECTS:
Timex Watch

Tuesday 16 February 12 pm

Zen Jail by JPW3

Thursday 25 February 12 pm

PERFECT OBJECTS:
The Paperclip

Tuesday 2 March 12 pm

Movement at the Museum

Yoga for ALL

Sunday 7 February 10 am

Meditation for ALL

Sunday 14 February 10 am

Yoga for ALL

Sunday 21 February 10 am

January

Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza, Photo: Ryan Gamma
Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza
Photo: Ryan Gamma

Lunch & Learn: Express Art History Talks

Architecture: Paul Rudolph & M. Leo Elliott

Thursday 28 January 12 pm

Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza

FREE for Museum Members; RSVP required. Limited to 12 people.

Grab lunch from the Bistro and join us to learn about the Museum Campus architecture by Paul Rudolph & M. Leo Elliott.

February

Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza, Photo: Ryan Gamma
Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza
Photo: Ryan Gamma

Movement at the Museum

YOGA FOR ALL

Sunday 7 February 10 am

Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza

$10 Museum Members; $20 not-yet Museum Members
Free for those 17 and under accompanied by an adult
RSVP required. 

The Movement Series unites mind and body for a holistic art experience.

Carl Abbott, La Musa Azul

Lunch & Learn: Express Art History Talks

La Musa Azul by Carl Abbott

Thursday 11 February 12 pm

Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza

FREE for Museum Members; RSVP required. Limited to 12 people.

Grab lunch from the Bistro and join us to learn about Carl Abbott’s La Musa Azul installation from one of the Museum’s crew members!

Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza, Photo: Ryan Gamma
Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza
Photo: Ryan Gamma

Movement at the Museum

Meditation for ALL

Sunday 14 February 10 am

Suhler Gallery

$10 Museum Members; $20 not-yet Museum Members
Free for those 17 and under accompanied by an adult
RSVP required. 

The Movement Series unites mind and body for a holistic art experience.

Timex Watch
©Timex Archive

Lunch & Learn: Express Art History Talks

Perfect Objects: Timex Watch

Tuesday 16 February 12 pm

McGuire Hall

FREE for Museum Members; RSVP required. Limited to 12 people.

The Perfect Objects series puts the spotlight on iconic design objects and why they are so enduring.

Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza, Photo: Ryan Gamma
Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza
Photo: Ryan Gamma

Movement at the Museum

YOGA FOR ALL

Sunday 21 February 10 am

Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza

$10 Museum Members; $20 not-yet Museum Members
Free for those 17 and under accompanied by an adult
RSVP required. 

The Movement Series unites mind and body for a holistic art experience.

Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza, Photo: Ryan Gamma
Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza
Photo: Ryan Gamma

Lunch & Learn: Express Art History Talks

Zen Jail by JPW3

Thursday 25 February 12 pm

Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza

FREE for Museum Members; RSVP required. Limited to 12 people.

Grab lunch from the Bistro and join us to learn about JPW3’s Zen Jail.

March

Various paperclips over time
Paperclips
Source: officemuseum.com

Lunch & Learn: Express Art History Talks

Perfect Objects: The Paperclip

Tuesday 2 March 12 pm

McGuire Hall

FREE for Museum Members; RSVP required. Limited to 12 people.

The Perfect Objects series puts the spotlight on iconic design objects and why they are so enduring.

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