Art’scool Docent Story:Education Department Associate Lindsay Kranz
Last week, a third grader visiting from the Charter School for Applied Technologies in Buffalo made a unique connection between an artwork and its surroundings. The school group was discussing the story of Icarus, a character from Greek mythology, while looking at Richard Hunt’s Icarus, 1956, in Beauty, Life, and Spirit: A Celebration of Greek Culture. While being encouraged to observe the many different parts of the sculpture, the student noticed the color of the wall behind it instead: “I think that they painted the wall blue because it is the water that he is falling into.”



Photograph by Tom Loonan

Art’scool Docent Story:
Education Department Associate Lindsay Kranz

Last week, a third grader visiting from the Charter School for Applied Technologies in Buffalo made a unique connection between an artwork and its surroundings. The school group was discussing the story of Icarus, a character from Greek mythology, while looking at Richard Hunt’s Icarus, 1956, in Beauty, Life, and Spirit: A Celebration of Greek Culture. While being encouraged to observe the many different parts of the sculpture, the student noticed the color of the wall behind it instead: “I think that they painted the wall blue because it is the water that he is falling into.”

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Photograph by Tom Loonan

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