Oldenburg’s “Standing Mitt with Ball” is on View NOW in the CMA’s atrium!
Oldenburg is known for creating artworks that reinterpret the objects that make up our everyday lives in a variety of sizes and materials, whether they are truly banal, bizarre, or curiously appealing. This colossal work conflates rigid steel, soft lead, and curved wooden planks to present a monumental distillation of America’s favorite pastime.
TGIF! Get ready for weekend fun and games by trying a few of our art-inspired riddles. Look closely, each artwork holds the clue you need to solve the riddle. Riddles first, answers at the end.
1. What has hands but cannot clap?
Philip Glass turns 80 this month, and to celebrate the CMA is showing the complete Qatsi Trilogy – the composer’s groundbreaking collaboration with filmmaker Godfrey Reggio.
In conjunction with the Cinematheque, the CMA will screen Koyaanisqatsi, Pawaqqatsi, and Naqoyqatsi this Friday-Saturday-Sunday, January 27-29. Experience them separately over the weekend or together all day Saturday for a complete immersion. Click here for more info, and to purchase tickets.
The CMA's next exhibition, Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks, opens this Sun, 1/22! See the Brooklyn-born artist’s notebooks filled with poetry, wordplay, sketches, and personal observations on New York street life, popular culture, race, and class, along with related works on paper and large-scale paintings.
On view NOW in gallery 226A, check out four paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe, including three of her well-known flower paintings.
O'Keeffe is best known for close-up flower subjects whose magnified forms fill the entire space of each canvas. Likely inspired by similar compositions in modern photography, these images are not only celebrations of nature, but also striking essays in abstract design.