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Hardcover, 9.5 x 12 in. / 64 pgs / 80 color.

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Contemporary art for kids in lively categories like Games, Outer Space and Bizarre Beasts.

  

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

What Is Contemporary Art? A Guide for Kids

By Jacky Klein, Suzy Klein.

Featured image, an artwork by Ed Ruscha, is reproduced from <I>What Is Contemporary Art? A Guide for Kids</I>.

MoMA's lively children's book on contemporary art for kids showcases famous art in lively categories like Games, Outer Space and Bizarre Beasts.

What Is Contemporary Art? opens up the exciting, dynamic and sometimes bewildering world of contemporary art for a young audience, inviting readers to explore, enjoy and question a variety of artworks drawn from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art. Organized thematically by subjects of interest to children--from games and unusual materials to outer space and bizarre beasts--the book features nearly 70 works made over the past 50 years by a range of international artists, from modern icons of the early 1960s such as Andy Warhol’s “Campbell’s Soup Cans” and Yves Klein’s “Anthropometry: Princess Helena” to recent pieces by contemporary artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Bruce Nauman, Olafur Eliasson, Andreas Gursky and Jeff Koons. Designed to encourage children to explore their own imaginative responses to art across all media--including painting and sculpture, film, photography, performance and installation--the book is packed with special features, including pull-out information and idea boxes, quotes from the artists, and “How did they do it?” prompts. What Is Contemporary Art? is an invaluable guide to The Museum of Modern Art’s contemporary collection for family visitors, and a captivating read for children (ages eight and up) and parents at home.

Featured image, an artwork by Ed Ruscha, is reproduced from What Is Contemporary Art? A Guide for Kids.

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The Wall Street Journal

The new book "What is Contemporary Art? A guide for Kids," from New York's Museum of Modern Art ($19.95), offers a primer, featuring over 70 artists. Although it's geared toward youngsters, adults could also learn a thing or two. Some of the themes include self-portraits, why so many works are titled "Untitled" and drips, dots and waves (think Jackson Pollock).

PEOPLE Magazine

Kim Hubbard

"Modernism enjoyably demystified."

What Is Contemporary Art? A Guide for Kids

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There are 35 contemporary art museums in the U.S. and just about every major metropolitan area from Jacksonville to San Francisco can boast a museum devoted to contemporary art. So children are now, more than ever, exposed to postwar artists like Chuck Close, Dan Flavin, Andreas Gursky, Warhol, Gerhard Richter, Richard Serra and others--but strangely enough, there are no books on contemporary art for children. Until now.
What Is Contemporary Art? tackles this challenging topic in a very playful manner, by presenting contemporary art movements in lively categories like Games, Outer Space and Bizarre Beasts. Featuring artists from around the world and exploring a wide range of media, from painting and sculpture to film, photography, performance, and installation, it looks at the building blocks of art, encouraging kids to ask why the artists do what they do and discussing works made from unusual materials like electric light, empty eggshells, and yes, even elephant dung. -- Jane Brown
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