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Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Play for Play's Sake

Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History
Does play serve a purpose or is the point of play to have no purpose? This video was featured in the Lemelson Center's exhibition "Invention at Play."

Spinner Play

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Play Four

Smithsonian Magazine

Play Ball!

National Portrait Gallery
Baseball player swinging a bat

The Play

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Confined Play

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gun Play

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Rico Gatson appropriated the familiar imagery of pop-culture cinema in his 2001 video, Gun Play. It is an arresting collage that mixes sequences from Jack Hill’s 1974 blaxploitation film Foxy Brown and Sergio Leone’s epic spaghetti western The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, from 1966. Here Gatson composes a kaleidoscope of cult references and Hollywood clichés that confront the mesmerizing power of mainstream media.

Watch This!: Revelations in Media Art, 2015

Pattern Play

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
2013-37-1Alexander Girard was one of the most prolific interior architects of the twentieth century, one who expressed his enthusiasm for design through his vibrant use of color. Believing that modernism did not equate with the use of drab colors, he incorporated bright hues and bold geometric patterns into his designs. He developed an exciting fabric line for...

Line Play

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Tablecloth in off-white and brown showing a linear pattern.

Line Play

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Tapering, linear design in brown on natural color.

Power Play

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Play Ball

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Power Play

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Play Ball

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Children or boys' paper. A baseball diamond with a game in action. Two teams, one dressed in white and blue, the other in yellow and red. A stand of bleachers with billboards separates the ballfields. Printed on a tan ground.

Fish Play

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Play Toy

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Kabuki play

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Play Safe

National Museum of American History

Children at Play

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Children at Play

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Boys at Play

Smithsonian American Art Museum
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