Shapes & Colors

Color, shapes, and patterns. Watch as artists sculpt with fire and ink with mops-- from bamboo to paper to glow-in-the-dark paint (and one "alphabetical engineer"), learn the ways visual artists use non-traditional media.

Flash Interactive
Follow Cai Guo-Qiang and pyrotechnician Phil Grucci as they prepare their performance art piece
Flash Interactive
Learn about Shadow Puppetry and stage your own shadow plays!
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Students explore the solar system through experimentation of mobile design in the style of Alexander Calder
Grades 9-12 Lesson
The Fibonacci Sequence manifests in nature and visual arts
Get behind the work of the art world's Man of Steel
This Day in the Arts
September 12, 1940: Cave paintings are discovered in Lascaux, France
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