Bird Rock students get birds-eye lesson in art

Kindergarten students from Bird Rock Elementary view some of the larger- than-life art pieces from the ‘Lifelike’ exhibit at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla. Courtesy Photos
Kindergarten students from Bird Rock Elementary view some of the larger- than-life art pieces from the ‘Lifelike’ exhibit at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla. Courtesy Photos

From MCASD Reports

A kindergarten class from Bird Rock Elementary School took an April 16 tour of “Lifelike,” the current exhibition on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla, which is on display through May 27.

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Kindergarten students from Bird Rock Elementary view some of the larger- than-life art pieces from the ‘Lifelike’ exhibit at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla. Courtesy Photos

This group exhibition invites a close examination of artworks based on commonplace objects and situations, which are startlingly realistic, often playful, and sometimes surreal. One of the moms/chaperones called the exhibition “very kid-friendly” and said the tiny elevators by Maurizio Cattelan were a favorite among the children.

The hour-long Look/Explore tour was followed by an ArtLab workshop, which offered an additional hour of hands-on art making, in which students further explored process and materials. School tours are just one educational resource offered by MCASD. Other educational resources include: workshops, tours, curriculum guides for teachers and professional development opportunities for educators.

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The museum offers free public tours every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and the third Thursday of every month at 5 and 6 p.m.; no reservations necessary. School and private tours can be booked online at

mcasd.org/learn/tours

   
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