° Green beans also come in purple, yellow, or speckled red varieties. Why do you think Oldenburg made his beans green?
° In 1967 Oldenburg drew up plans to replace Chicago’s Navy Pier with a giant spoon. When the plan wasn’t approved, he created a similar sculpture in Minneapolis of a spoon with a cherry on top.
Where else in this exhibition and The Street, the Store, and the Silver Screen can you find depictions of food? Take a photo of your favorite and send it to us!
Pop Art is about liking things.
Andy Warhol is also famous for using food imagery, especially cans of Campbell’s soup.
Warhol claimed that he ate Campbell's soup every day. For him, it was the quintessential American product because it always tasted the same regardless of who you were or how much you made. What can you imagine eating every day?
4th Floor Exhibition
Dec 19, 2015–Mar 27, 2016
° Although typical microphones pick up vibrations moving through the air, the ones used in this space require contact with a solid surface to transmit sound. Some of these contact microphones are actually embedded inside the plants. You may not be able to see them, but it’s easy to hear what they do!
° John Cage left most of his compositions up to chance. In Child of Tree, most of the instruments are chosen at random by the musicians.
Take a photo of yourself playing Child of Tree on your mobile device and send it to us!
3rd Floor Exhibition
Sep 2015–Jun 2016
Tree bark has a rich history as an art material:° Both Mexican folk artists and Aboriginal Australians use tree bark as a canvas for paintings. ° Polynesian women make beautiful textiles, called tapa, out of paper mulberry bark.
What unusual materials can you imagine working with as an artist? How would you use them?
To see how other artists use wood in this exhibition, find the works shown below. How are they similar to Czarnopys’s work? How do they differ?
2nd Floor Exhibition
Nov 21, 2015–Jun 5, 2016
° The first motorized transit cement mixer was developed in 1916. Before that, cement mixers were pulled by horses.
° When stationed on the back of a truck, the mixer drum turns in one direction to mix the concrete, and the other direction to pour it out.
° Stand on the front steps and take a look inside the open end of the drum. What shapes and stories do you see in the shadows?
Jul 18, 2015–Jul 24, 2016