Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: A Life of Contemporary Artist Robert Irwin Fun Activities

Lawrence Weschler
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Inspired by Robert Irwin

Create a work of art in a style and medium of your choice that is inspired by one or more of Irwin's pieces.

West Coast Art

Research the history of West Coast art. Describe this art from the Western U.S. How did it develop? How has it impacted art in the U.S. and around the world? Write a one-page paper on your findings.

Irwin's Contemporaries

Research an artist that was one of Irwin's contemporaries. Describe his or her art background and work. How does his or her life and work compare to Irwin's? Write a one-page paper in response.

Art in America

Research a period of art in America. Describe this period and what led to this art. Who are famous artists of this time? How has this time period influenced art today? Share your findings in a ten-minute presentation.

New York vs. Los Angeles

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