Installation Art

The Dia:Beacon in "upstate" New York is a great place to visit. The work is a collection of contemporary art from 1960s on, including the beginning of some installation art. Of course, there are many artists left out, but it's great to be in a huge space devoted to just a few of the critical artists of that period. I was inspired by this to do a unit on installation and environmental art that went over well with many of my h.s. kids. (This can work for m.s. kids too!).

An example of some current installation art can be seen at an exhibit in Philadelphia at the Eastern Penitentiary.


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