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Abstract Sculpture

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Geometry +2 Age Levels Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old)

For younger students, play an "I Spy" or sorting game with sculpture images. Attributes to look for:

  • Geometric shapes/forms
  • Biomorphic shapes/forms
  • Inside/outside sculptures
  • Sculptures that resemble animals or people
  • Sculptures that don't resemble anything
  • Big/little sculptures - explain how you decided this (scale in relation to its surroundings)

With older students, challenge them to construct a definition of abstraction based on what they observe in the sculptures.

Untitled

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Three-Way Piece No. 2: Archer (Working Model)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Amsteryork

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Lunar Bird

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Sky Hooks

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Stabile-Mobile: Red Lily

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Two Discs

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Rocking Chair No. 2

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Composition

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Sea Form (Porthmeor)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Head (Elegy)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Tribute

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Pendour

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Untitled, Triangular Post with Face

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Paper Pod

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Composition

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Fish

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Wall

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Abstraction

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Little Longnose

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Copabananas

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Form Against Yellow (Yellow Panel)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Twins, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

The Lady, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Two Modules, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Static Motion, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Tonal Sculpture, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

After B. K. S. Iyengar, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Untitled, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Oval with Points, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Balanced Arch, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums