• Mimic David Bowie’s stance. What might you be thinking or doing when you stand like this?
• Where are some places you see representations of the American flag—clothing, consumer products, food?
4th Floor Exhibition
Sep 23, 2014–Jan 4, 2015
• Jupiter has 67 moons, the most of any planet in the solar system.
• The four largest moons of Jupiter were discovered in 1610 by Galileo Galilei.
• Jupiter’s largest moon, Ganymede, is bigger than the planet Mercury.
• Many of the moons are named after descendants and companions of the god Jupiter.
• Think about the types of molds you may already own—jello molds, muffin tins, angel food cake or bundt pans—and experiment with using them in new ways.
• Mix Play-Doh or Model Magic ® with other substances to create textured objects—planets, moons, or other creations.
• The Earth’s moon does not have a name. Why do you think that is? What would you name it?
3rd Floor Exhibition
Oct 11, 2014–Feb 24, 2015
• The Fiat 126 was introduced in 1972 at the Turin Auto Show. Until 2000, some were produced in Poland and were known as Polski Fiat 126p. Over 6.5 million were produced.
• Starling read about this outsourcing in an in-flight magazine and was curious about how a car of Italian origin became a family car in Poland. That inspired the work.
• Maluch, which means “little” in Polish, was accepted as the official name of the car in 1997.
2nd Floor Exhibition
Jun 7–Nov 2, 2014
Yinka Shonibare has the title of MBE attached to his name. MBE stands for Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. (Maybe you’ve seen the title of "Sir," which is given to the two highest ranks of five that are granted by the Queen.) This title was bestowed upon Shonibare in 2004.
• Dig around in your pocket, backpack, or purse and pull out an item at random. Is there a label on it that tells you where it was manufactured? Where did it come from? How do you think it was made? How did it find its way to you?
• Ask the next person you see if they have lived in one place all their life or if they have moved around. If someone asked you where you were from, what would you tell them: the name of a neighborhood, a city, a state, a country?
Jun 16–Oct 2014