Saturday, October 8, 2016, 1–4 pm (view schedule and locations below)
Free with museum admission.
No reservations required.
Family-friendly, drop-in program.
This event is part of Community Free Day.
About the Program
Stop by the John Chamberlain gallery for a playful experience with Thordis’ Barge (1980–81) with Dia educators Kirsten Mosher and Effie Phillips-Staley. Then build, touch, play, bend, and stretch with materials, textures, and colors to create an extra-large soft sculpture in the Learning Lab.
Roll Out: Blend with John Chamberlain
Location: John Chamberlain gallery
Roll Out: Build with John Chamberlain
Location: Learning Lab
Kirsten Mosher is a visual artist engaged in video, writing, studio work, and art in public places. Mosher’s work often documents the clash between two spaces or systems, such as inside/outside, private/public, or natural/artificial. Mosher has been showing her work nationally and internationally since the late 1980s and has been engaged in an ongoing interactive public space project at the Mobil gas station in Beacon, New York, since 2014. Her current project Soul Mate 180° received an award from the Art and Technology Lab at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2016.
Effie Phillips-Staley is an educator, artist, and researcher with a strong interest in gallery-based learning for all ages. She has worked for the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, both in New York, and most recently for Dulwich Picture Gallery, London. Phillips-Staley holds a BA in art history from the University of California, Berkeley, an MFA from the University of California, Davis, and an MA in education from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York.