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MIT Museum and Arthur Ganson Kinetic Sculpture Exhibit

Moving Chair Sculpture

Moving Chair Sculpture

We recently went to the MIT Museum. MIT has been my older son’s dream school since first grade. He got to see some of his robot heroes like Cog and Kismet. Both boys loved the holographic artwork exhibit. And we all were intrigued and fascinated by the exhibit of Arthur Ganson’s wok. Ganson makes kinetic sculptures.

Okay, I must admit that part of the thrill was seeing these in real life. I had previously seen many of them on the children’s animated show Arthur. Which, if you aren’t up on kid things, is not named for Ganson, but the main character of the book series that inspired the television show. And…Arthur is an anthropomorphic aardvark who looks more like a teddy bear. Anyway…it was thrilling to see Ganson’s very cool sculptures.

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A Day At The MFA

cow art

The family spent a day at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston last week, and since it was school vacation the kids were free! I was admitted for free also with my student id. The MFA is huge, overwhelming, and a must see. There is so much to see it is better done over multiple visits, if possible. After awhile my head was on overload. The kids loved the ancient Egyptian pieces. I am always thrilled to see the size and texture of pieces I’ve seen in books in real life. The mega-famous European masters were incredible to see in real life. The new contemporary wing was not opened yet. I would have loved to have seen that. I love the sculpture (above) by Alexander Calder. ┬áThe simple lines make such a bold statement.

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