Create Your Own Conceptual Art
Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 1:30 p.m.
The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Painting and Sculpture Gallery, Gallery 20, fourth floor
Painting and Sculpture II, Gallery 21, fourth floor
The Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Painting and Sculpture Gallery, Gallery 5, fifth floor
In 1913 the artist Marcel Duchamp affixed a bicycle wheel to a kitchen stool, creating his first “readymade” sculpture. With this act, Conceptual art was born and all notions about conventional art-making were forever changed. Today Conceptual artists work in myriad mediums, including performance, installation, photography, and video. All that is required to make a conceptual work is an idea and a way to make it visible. In this session, explore the history of Conceptual art and then create your own.
Gallery Sessions, impromptu interactions facilitated by Museum educators that explore the creative process, art history, and the experience of art, take place daily in select galleries. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free with Museum admission. No registration is required.
Sign language–interpreted Gallery Sessions are held every fourth Sunday of the month at 1:30 p.m. FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.