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Winter Break Art to see

Hi Everyone,

As you prepare for your holiday and winter break with the kiddies, here are some cool, fun shows that won’t disappoint.

Ezra Jack Keats at the Jewish Museum:

September 09, 2011 – January 29, 2012.  

This is a great opportunity to see the original collages that make up the book “A Snowy Day” as well as many other art works. There is also a sweet installation (a collage come to life) where the kids can sit on a bean bag and read one of his fabulous books.

Maurizio Cattelan at the Guggenheim Museum.

November 4, 2011–January 22, 2012

This retrospective survey brings together virtually everything the artist Maurizio Cattelan has produced since 1989, and presents the works en masse, strung haphazardly from the oculus of the Guggenheim’s rotunda. This is a show for the older kids  crowd as there are some challenging images.  All the sculptures are suspended and create an incredible maze from above.

Sanford Biggers at the Brooklyn Museum

This show is for everyone.  The work exhibited deals with issues of race but in a poetic and sometimes playful manner.  Don’t miss the tree trunk sculpture puncturing a baby grand piano that plays.

September 23, 2011–January 8, 2012

Carsten Höller: at the New Museum

This show closes January 15th

If you want to experience (also the title of the show) sculpture or installation bring the kids a long and slide through an gigantic plexi-glass slide.  It’s supposed to be a mood altering experience. This is one show where you can touch some of the art which is really cool for the kids (I like it too.)  There is more to see than just the giant slide. His work often draws on social spaces outside of the museum such as the amusement park, zoo, or playground, but the experiences they provide are always far from our usual expectations of these activities.

Have fun!!


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