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Lange Family Experiencenter

The Lange Family Experiencenter is temporarily closed for the installation of Stories in Cloth, opening in September. Check back often for updates!

An Interactive Art Gallery for All Ages!

The Lange Family Experiencenter

Year-round, The Lange Family Experiencenter provides informal learning activities for children and their caregivers encouraging families to engage with art and learn together. Exhibitions are designed to inspire exploration and collaboration, enhance family learning, and provide a social experience in a relaxed museum setting.

Coming Soon: Stories in Cloth

Our next Lange Family Experiencenter exhibition will focus on textiles from the museum’s collection! Watch here for updates and more information.

Shimmering Madness

A permanent installation by Sandy Skoglund

Created by artist/photographer Sandy Skoglund in 1998, Shimmering Madness is an installation of two jellybean-covered mannequins assembled in dance-like poses on a jellybean-covered floor. Small, kinetic, hand-painted butterflies cover the surrounding walls. By incorporating multiples of everyday objects, such as food, into her installations (seen here in the form of thousands of jellybeans), Skoglund redefines the concept of what is precious and beautiful in art.

“I like to work with food because it is a familiar material,” Skoglund explains. “The value of art, the educational value of art, the sort of life affirming value of art has to do with bringing our awareness of the everyday miracle that’s around us, that everything is, in its own way, if you look at it, quite strange and quite marvelous. For me, food is an icon of familiarity, which is so natural to us on a daily basis that it’s almost invisible.” Skoglund has achieved international recognition as a photographer, and her installations have been commissioned and acquired by museums and universities around the world.

Image: Sandy Skoglund (American, born 1946), Shimmering Madness, 1998, jelly beans, wood, plastic, metal, motors. Museum purchase, 2001.34

HOW TO GO
PLEASE NOTE:
The Lange Family Experiencenter is temporarily closed for reinstallation. We anticipate reopening in early September – check back often for updates.

Visiting The Lange Family Experiencenter is included in museum general admission.

SPONSORS
Title Sponsor: The Lange Family

 Benefactor: PNC

Patron: CareSource

Additional Support: Betsy Whitney and Synchrony

Experiencenter Endowment Fund Established By:
William and Dorothy Yeck
The Harry S. Price Jr., Family Fund

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