OK, so, how old is the museum? Drum roll please….227! Were you right?
So, now look out the window to see something much younger than the museum…it’s a modern art piece on the lawn entitled, Seven Elements. It’s that very tall object. It was made by an artist named Joel Shapiro. The artwork is what we call a sculpture. Sculptures can be made of any type of material. What do you think this sculpture is made of? If you guessed metal, you are right. It’s made of a metal called bronze. Imagine making an artwork so big? This one is 23 feet high. What do you think it is?
Use your imagination and talk with your group about your own thoughts. When you are done sharing your ideas, try and find the next stop on the tour in the lobby.