The Smart Museum of Art is celebrating its 40th anniversary year and kicked it off a rousing weekend filled with jazz performances, sculpture-making for all ages and catered food.
The celebration provided visitors with a chance to view the new sculpture exhibition, “Carved, Cast, Crumpled: Sculpture All Ways,” a commemorative expansion of the museum’s inaugural 1974 exhibition. “Carved, Cast, Crumpled,” which runs until Dec. 21, juxtaposes sculptures across a wide range of cultures and eras, from ancient Chinese mingqi tomb figures to works by modern masters like Auguste Rodin, Jacques Lipchitz and Henry Moore.
Also unveiled was the new interactive space GalleryX, an open space intended for innovative expression and public discussion. First to inhabit the new space is Interpreters in Residence 500 Clown, an adventurous theater company employing circus arts, improvisation and action-based performance.
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