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Alexander Calder
Learn more about Calder!"I want to make things that are fun to look at," said sculptor Alexander Calder. Explore the whimsical work of Calder by reading an article and viewing four Calder sculptures on the theme of birds and flying. »

Articles by scholars from the University of Chicago

Click for Experimental Art in China essay.Exhibiting Experimental Art in China
by Wu Hung
Chinese experimental art was "discovered" in the early 1990s by curators and dealers in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the West.

The Persistent Puppet:
Click for Experimental Art in China essay.Pinocchio's Heirs in Contemporary Fiction and Film

by Rebecca West
"Once upon a time, there was ... 'A king!' my little readers will say right away. No, children, you are wrong. Once upon a time there was a piece of wood." Thus begins The Adventures of Pinocchio, starring a long-nosed puppet who is one of the world's most immediately recognizable characters since his creation more than a century ago by the Tuscan writer Carlo Lorenzini, known as Collodi.

A Quixotic Museum: Cervantes and Italian Renaissance Art
by Frederick A. de Armas

The Theatrical Baroque: European Plays, Painting and Poetry, 1575-1725
by Larry F. Norman

Chopin Early EditionsChopin Early Editions
Search or browse over 400 digitized images of the early printed scores of musical compositions by Frederic Chopin. »

SMART Museum of Art Online Collection
SMART Museum of Art
View over 3,000 images from the SMART Museum of Art's permanent collection which spans five centuries of Western and Eastern civilizations. »

Color Matters Check out Color Matters!
Explore the relationship between people and colors at the ColorMatters.com Web site. Examine color, not only as an artistic medium, but also through the lens of physiology, psychology, and philosophy, asking the questions such as how color effects our brain, our vision, our emotions, and the world around us.

Learn to Draw Check out Learn to Draw!
Grab a pencil and learn to draw! Follow these step-by-step instructions for drawing aliens, animals, faces, flowers, letters, and more! Also, try the art-related games and puzzles, including a quiz, word search, and crossword.

Web Guide
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:: Drama
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:: Music
:: Photography
:: Visual Arts
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University of Chicago K-12 Resources
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