Educational Event

ARTLab: Living Colonies With Maria Mangano

ARTLab: Living Colonies with Maria Mangano
Saturday, April 4, 2015 
FREE with Museum Admission
Museum Lobby @ 500 Sampsonia Way

Consider all the living creatures that live in colonies--bats, bees, termites, vultures, starlings, antelopes, barnacles, moss, even humans. Visitors are invited to explore the forms and characteristics of swarms, colonies, and habitations and draw connections to humanity's social nature and our vision of a communal utopia. Inspired by Ryder Henry's installation Diaspora, work with local Pittsburgh artist Maria Mangano to install animal colonies crafted from found paper and recycled materials. All ages welcome.

Twice a month, on the first and third Saturdays, visitors are invited to participate in a range of art-making activities that illuminate the creative process of in-residence artists. Projects and materials are developed to complement current and ongoing exhibitions. This program is free with museum admission and highly recommended for individuals or families with children of all ages.

Mattress Factory Education and Community progams are made possible by the generous support from the Allegheny Regional Assets District, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Jack Buncher Foundation, Sheila Fortune Foundation, Grable Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Surdna Foundation.
September 13, 2014 - May 31, 2015
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