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Workshop: Ornamental Rocks


Out of an abundance of caution and in support of evolving public health measures related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Smart Museum of Art has temporarily closed and all on site public programs have been suspended until further notice. Read our latest update »

In the most basic of descriptions, a sculpture could be called an “ornamental rock.”

This fun, hands-on workshop explores multiple sculpture-making techniques using “rocks”—including marble and granite—and “ores”—including iron, aluminum, and copper. The program includes a tour of the special exhibition The Allure of Matter, with a focus on the stone and stainless steel works by Zhan Wang. 

FREE. Space and materials may be limited. Open to participants of all skill levels. Please register in advance »

Image: Zhan Wang, Gold Mountain (detail), 2007, Stone and stainless steel. Photo courtesy of the artist and Haines Gallery.