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Louise Nevelson

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Age Levels Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)

Did you know that Louise's dad owned a lumber yard? No wonder she enjoyed creating wood assemblages.

Look at a selected sculpture with a partner and discuss:

  • What do you see?
  • How is it arranged?
  • What does it make you think of?
  • What kind of meaning or story can you find in the sculpture?
  • How did Louise unify her sculptures? (UNITY is when all the parts work together to create a cohesive artwork.)

Louise Nevelson

Archives of American Art

Louise Nevelson

Archives of American Art

Menagerie Animal by Louise Nevelson

Archives of American Art

33c Nevelson "Black Chord" single

National Postal Museum

Night Leaf

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Collage

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Silent Music IX

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

American Garden

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Black Wall

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden