Theme Overview

Transforming the Everyday

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The Time InbetweenTwo Shells

Artists give new meaning to common objects

Artists often incorporate elements of the everyday world into their art, transforming them and infusing them with new meaning. As we consider the artistic potential of familiar objects, we come to see them in a new way.

Creating a Box Assemblage

Students construct box assemblages using objects that are important to them.
Artist(s): Betye Saar

Transforming a Book through Collage

Students will have the opportunity to experiment with Cornell's collage-making process and create their own collaged book.
Artist(s): Joseph Cornell