Category Archives: Art

Utah Designates the Spiral Jetty as a “State Work of Art”

Both the Utah House and Senate recently voted to designate the Spiral Jetty (located in the Great Salt Lake) as an official “state work of art.” Rep. Becky Edwards, R-North Salt Lake, sponsor of the Spiral Jetty measure, told the … Continue reading

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In Praise of the World’s Lesser Known Museums

Here are a few of the smaller (or lesser know museums) that I have enjoyed recently: National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, California; Rodin Museum in Paris, Vasa Museum in Stockholm, Sweden; Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, The Netherlands; National Museum … Continue reading

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An Artistic Design for a Swing Set

There is an artistic playground designed by Isamu Yoguchi in Atlanta GA that was constructed in the 1970s.  It was recently renovated with money provided by the Herman Miller Foundation.  Yoguchi’s design for a swing set is very intriguing. This … Continue reading

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Artistic Playgrounds: Noguchi’s Atlanta Playscapes

By Hannah Martin, Writer [1] Art, as we so often experience it, stands behind a thick wall of glass, a velvet rope, or a motion detector that beeps loudly when you get just a little too close. Herman Miller Cares, … Continue reading

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Inkariy Museum near Calca, Peru

Just outside of the city of Calca, near the Urco terraces in Sacred Valley, Peru, is an excellent new museum which introduces visitors to 8 ancient cultures that predated the Spanish invasion and holocaust.  It covers over 5,000 years of Peruvian … Continue reading

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Images of Cuzco and Sacred Valley, Peru

The vibrant colors and extraordinary shapes of eastern Peru are unforgettable.  They overwhelm the senses.

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Quick Survey of Designer Benches

I’m very interested in the design of developing-country playground equipment.  And an important fixture of any outdoor playground is its benches.  Its a location where kids can observe and rest.  Benches can also be grouped to provide learning opportunities or … Continue reading

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