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[teacherartexchange] Museo Alameda (Latino Culture) - PLUS Sol LeWitt (NY Times articles)


From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Apr 21 2007 - 06:48:42 PDT

Dear Art Educators,

I am combining two posts in one..... both topics featured in New York
Times (on line subscription is free).

Museo Alameda in San Antonio is a new affiliate of the Smithsonian.
Grand opening was last weekend (April 13-15).
This a national center for Latino arts.

Museo Alameda Review: Celebrating Hispanics From Both Sides of a
Hyphenated Identity
The museum, its literature explains, intends to tell "the story of the
Latino experience in America through art, history and culture." It is,
the museum says, "an American story."
Slide show included.

Also see
Museum Honors Hispanic Culture
Many of you already know that Sol LeWitt died.... New York Times has
two articles.

Sol LeWitt, Master of Conceptualism, Dies at 78
Published: April 9, 2007

"Sol LeWitt, whose deceptively simple geometric sculptures and
drawings and ecstatically colored and jazzy wall paintings established
him as a lodestar of modern American art, died yesterday [April 8] in
New York. He was 78 and lived mostly in Chester, Conn."

Also see
Sol LeWitt: Drawing Series
Parting Thoughts From a Master of the Ephemeral

"....Here, among the often hulking displays of Minimal Art, you'll
find an exhilarating show of 14 of LeWitt's mind-teasing, eye-filling
wall drawings. All were made by people other than the artist,
following his written instructions..."

"Although LeWitt has plenty of white, geometric Minimalist sculpture
to his name, the wall drawings he began making in 1968 pose the most
interesting questions about art and have had the greatest influence.
He rediscovered the wall, an artistic working surface since the time
of cave paintings, the way the Earth artists of his generation
rediscovered the desert, home of the pyramids."

Both articles include slide shows of his work.

More on Sol Lewitt:

Wikipedia biography:

Guggenheim Lesson:

National Gallery of Art Lesson (Art/Math):


Judy Decker

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