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Robin Pizzo, WKAR director of education, responds to frequently asked questions from parents and educators

Q: What is Wonder? | MSU Broad Art Museum

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Image courtesy of MSU Broad Art Museum.

A: At MSU Broad Art Museum wonder is when you see artwork, and wonder how it was made, who made it, and why.

This week's answer comes to from MSU Broad Art Museum.

You may feel a sense of curiosity about the way it was made or the materials the artist used. Wonder investigates what it is made of, and where the materials come from. Which materials are familiar, and which are new? Up close, wonder examines how the artist experienced or felt creating the sculpture, portraiture, or exhibit.

You might wonder what other people think when they see the artwork. Do we see things the same way? Isn’t it wonderful that we might have different ways of looking at art? You also wonder when you create your own art! You wonder what will happen if you use a material this way or that and if you place objects and materials under or over one another. Wondering is choosing a unique way to share your ideas or looking at things with a new perspective.

Artists go through the process of wondering, experimenting, reflecting, and sharing as they bring ideas to life through their work. And you can too at Broad Art Museum by attending the many events offered like Family Day on March 5. Visitors can also attend a Focus Tour or Night at the Museum where all ages can enjoy an evening of science and art inspired activities. Reserve free tickets at broadmuseum.msu.edu

Ellie Anderson and Meghan Zanskas
MSU Broad Art Musem

Happy Learning,
Mrs. Pizzo

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