If you have a kiddo who plans on taking Monet & Me's Contemporary Kids Art Camp this summer, then you may be wondering how to expose your art student to the world of Contemporary Art. With a little exploration, taking your mini-artists to see different works related to Contemporary Art around Austin may be a good idea! Here are some Austin art museums who feature diverse works related to Contemporary Art:
1. The Blanton Museum of Art
A lot of visitors to UT Austin's art museum are surprised to learn that the beautiful atrium that welcomes everyone to the museum is actually an art piece! Teresita Fernandez's Stacked Waters is a site-specific work that was installed back in 2009. Take a journey with your mini-artist to see this Contemporary Art piece and to learn more about it. (Here's a tip: Be sure to observe this piece when on a bright sunny day to see how vivid the blue colors can appear because of the natural sunlight).
2.Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria
Image taken from: http://www.thecontemporaryaustin.org/exhibitions/betty-and-edward-marcus-sculpture-park-at-laguna-gloria/
Many contemporary sculptors like to create works of art based off of pop culture...and they like to sculpt them on a very large scale! Check out Tom Sachs's Miffy Fountain in the sculpture garden at Laguna Gloria. Kids will enjoy how gigantic this bunny friend looks compared to them.
3. The Mexic-Arte Museum
Image taken from: http://mexic-artemuseum.org/exhibitions
Currently on exhibition at this cultural art museum is it's recent contemporary art acquisition. If you and your art student are near downtown, this quaint museum is the perfect place to gain some exposure to Contemporary Art from both local and Mexican artists.
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