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Taking Shape invitation

Taking Shape:  Selections from the Collection of Eastern Connecticut State University

Exhibition Dates:
March 19 through May 7, 2009

Reception & Unveiling

Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing 978

April 9, 5 to 7 p.m.

Shape Up!

A fun corner for the preschool set!  Children ages 2 to 5 find and identify shapes and colors in the exhibition and create geometric designs.  Please call the gallery for more information or to schedule school groups.

DESCRIPTION:  Drawn from the University’s permanent collection of over 800 objects, the exhibition Taking Shape displays minimalist and geometric work of seven artists.  

ARTISTS:  Ilya Bolotowsky, Manuel Facal, Rafael Ferrer, Huey Gaddy, Sol LeWitt, Dorothy Mayhall, Edward Morabito

ACKNOWLEGEMENTS:  Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing 978 is courtesy of the Estate of Sol LeWitt.  This special installation was made possible in part by the Office of the President, the Art History division of the Department of Visual Arts, and the School of Arts and Sciences of Eastern Connecticut State University.  Shape Up! was funded in part by and created in collaboration with the Child and Family Development Resource Center of Eastern.

More about Sol LeWitt wall drawings:  

More for children about geometry and art:


Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective

Scribbles by Sol LeWitt Geometry Through Art  
Do-It-Yourself Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings The Hand and The Soul Pattern Blocks Program  
MoMA Focus: Sol LeWitt Behind the Scenes: Installation focus: Sol LeWitt at MoMA Geometric Shapes and Figures  
MASS MoCA: Walkthrough of Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawing Retrospective Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing #541 Geometric Shape Flashcards  
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