Last March, I blogged about the Woodson Art Museum’s Art History 101 program. It is designed to appeal to adults who wish to learn more about the broader subject of art. The program is presented in the evening on the first Thursday of every month and repeated over the lunch hour two weeks later. It’s tied to a family hands-on activity in an adjoining space that highlights the artwork and techniques of the artist featured in the Art History 101 presentation.
Last week, I examined the life and artwork of American sculptor Alexander “Sandy” Calder. Calder, whose father and grandfather were prominent American sculptors, is best known for his colorful mobile and stabile sculptures.
|Alexander Calder, Untitled, 1976
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
I’ve always enjoyed Calder’s work, and one of my favorites is his seventy-foot red-and-black mobile hanging in the atrium of the East Building of the National Gallery of Art, Washington. It’s a majestic sculpture that moves freely with the breeze.
Receiving positive feedback makes the time and effort put forth to prepare a program rewarding. I have to say that I enjoy having an opportunity to study and learn about a variety of artists, and that’s a win-win situation for everyone.