With Calder and Miro in mind...

With Calder and Miro in mind, D.C. area teenagers create mobiles for local library.

The National Gallery of Art’s High School Summer Institute is an annual program that pairs teenagers with a local artist whose expertise falls within the institute’s chosen theme for the year. This year, the theme was mobile art, and the students worked together to create a mobile installation at D.C.’s Northwest One Library — a space that has not had any art since it opened in 2009.

Hannah M. Clark, 17, of Silver Spring, touches up one of the mobiles that she and other students in the National Gallery of Art's annual High School Summer Institute created as a permanent installation at the Northwest One Library in Washington
From left, Sam Girardot, 15, Mary Matecki, 17, and Ateret Sultan-Reisler, 17 — students at the National Gallery of Art's High School Summer Institute — add a little paint to one of the mobiles they created as a permanent installation at Northwest One Library in Washington.


Mary Matecki, 17, of Falls Church, touches up part of a mobile before it is installed at Northwest One Library in Washington.
 With Joan Miro and Alexander Calder as inspiration, local teens created mobiles that are installed at Northwest One Library in Washington.




Students at the National Gallery of Art's High School Summer Institute pose with artist Kevin Reese and their newly installed art project at the Northwest One Library in Washington.
Katherine Frey / The Washington Post. 


 

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