Bubbles are orbiting in the East Lobby of the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Well, sort of.
In a new two-story sculpture created by artist and trained architect Tomás Saraceno, clusters of iridescent-paneled modules are held in place by a net of strings reminiscent of a spider web. Titled “Entangled Orbits,” it looks a lot like bubbles and, according to the museum, evokes the the artist’s visionary plans for cloud cities.
It’s a sight that will captivate you — and your children.
The Museum is inviting the community to join them for the exhibit’s opening celebration on Sunday, October 1. This FREE event is designed for families, combining art and architecture activities for all ages. (Really, is there any place (cool)er to learn than the BMA?)
In addition to seeing the sculpture and perusing Saraceno’s other work in the European Art Galleries, kids can make giant geometric bubbles with FutureMakers. In the Dark Circus Arts will be suspended in midair with aerial performances at 1 PM, 2 PM, and 3 PM. Entomologist Dr. Sarah Stellwagon will show kids how an orb weaving spider spins its web. And the whole family can assist the team from Morgan State University’s School of Architecture and Planning as they build an enormous tensile structure.
If the question from your teen is “when will I ever need to use this geometry stuff?,” the answer is this family-friendly afternoon! Plus your toddler, preschooler, or elementary schooler will love it, too.
Want to score (cool) parent points? Take your kids on a virtual exploration of Saraceno’s work before you go! It will definitely get them excited. But be prepared for a few “how did he DO that?” questions. Fair warning. It’s just that amazing.
For the most up-to-date information about the event, be sure to check out the BMA’s website and follow them on Facebook.