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Open Studio From Home: Ree Morton

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In Signs of Love, Ree Morton combined painting, sculpture, and aspects of theater design, using the wall and floor as both a canvas and a stage. She made the letters and some of the other objects out of Celastic, a kind of plastic that is flexible when wet and hard when dry. While the work’s title takes love as its subject matter, the other parts of the work are more mysterious: roses, ladders, and words on the wall gesture to meanings that Morton leaves the viewer to interpret.

Take a close look at all the symbols, words, and images Ree Morton included in Signs of Love. Then invent your own emojis representing your special sign of love!

––Graph paper (see event page for download link)
––Blank paper
––Color options (Markers, Colored pencils, Crayons)

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  • The Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of twentieth-century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists. The Whitney is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting American art, and its collection—arguably the finest holding of twentieth-century American art in the world—is the Museum's key resource. The Museum's signature exhibition, the Biennial, is the country's leading survey of the most recent developments in American art.