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Vasily Kandinsky: Around the Circle

Vasily Kandinsky- Around the Circle

October 8, 2021 @ 11:00 am - September 1, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

Guggenheim
1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

$25, $18/students & seniors, Free/kids under 12

Experience the exciting colors, lines, and forms of Vasily Kandinsky, a major artistic innovator and painting theorist of the early twentieth century. Follow his work in reverse chronological order, starting with his late-life paintings in France and proceeding upward along the Guggenheim’s spiral ramp through experiments in painting, poetry, and stage composition in Germany and Russia.

Look for shapes, colors and feelings in paintings, watercolors, and woodcuts drawn from the museum’s extensive Kandinsky collection.

Also see a series of solo exhibitions on the lower ramps of the Guggenheim rotunda that features the work of international contemporary artists Etel Adnan, Jennie C. Jones, and Cecilia Vicuña.

Pick up picture book The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art to learn about how the artist experienced colors as sounds, and sounds as colors and created his bold, groundbreaking works.

Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books; then continue your adventure with a self-guided gallery hunt in the Museum. Geared toward families with children ages 18 months–6, but all ages welcome. Space is limited; first come, first served.

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Start with Art at the Met

Fabulous museum educators engage children in conversations and activities related to a few works in the vast collection. Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, singing, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life. The first Thursday of the month features music in the galleries.

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Ancient Playground

This big playground invokes Egyptian themes with climbable pyramids, a large sand lot and a spray shower that represents Egypt’s Nile River in reference to the ancient Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art next door.  Lots of slides, tunnels and concrete bridges plus bucket, tire and strap swings are perfect for…

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