Mark di Suvero. <i>Ladderpiece</i>. 1961–62. Wood and steel, 6' 2 1/2" x 15' 3" x 10' 10" (189 x 465 x 300 cm). Gift of Philip Johnson. © 2012 Mark di Suvero

Mark di Suvero

For kids ages seven to fourteen and their adult companions

Saturday, March 16, 2013, 1:00–2:00 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

Hear from contemporary artists as they share their art-making techniques and sources of inspiration. Presentations are followed by a special Q&A.

Mark di Suvero creates playful sculptures on a monumental scale made of industrial products such as steel I-beams and plate as well as salvaged materials. Di Suvero constructs his sculptures himself—cutting and welding the steel and using the crane as a paintbrush. In 1986 di Suvero founded Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, Queens, and transformed it into an open studio and exhibition space for artists and a neighborhood park for local residents.

Admission is free. Preregistration is required.

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