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A Unique Artist Issue Date: 03-31-2013

Cool Spots imageVisit French sculptor Auguste Rodinís Studio at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, interact.nelson-atkins.org/rodin/create, and witness his mastery in creating bronze sculptures. Using his technique to create a masterpiece of your own, first choose existing plaster pieces to build a sculpture based on an emotion. Then create an impression of it and fill it with fireproof clay and wax. Watch the video to see the intricate steps in creating a cast bronze sculpture, including heating it to more than 1,000 degrees. Once the process is complete, pick a place in the art gallery to display your original statue.

Visit: interact.nelson-atkins.org/rodin/create
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Mix It Up Issue Date: 03-24-2013

Cool Spots imageDid you know that the Smithsonian Institution has its own record label? Folkways Recordings, folkways.si.edu/
jazz/mixer.aspx
, was established in 1948 to document sounds from around the world. Jam to some cool tunes as you create your own unique sound with the Smithsonian Jazz Mixer. Now visit the Map, pick a city and listen to great jazz musicians such as Count Basie from Kansas City or percussionist Chano Pozo from Cuba. Havenít found a favorite tune yet? Explore Folkways, then listen to music from all over the world in Soundscapes.

Visit: folkways.si.edu/jazz/mixer.aspx
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Native Culture Issue Date: 02-24-2013

Cool Spots imageTake a virtual trip through various regions of the Americas to learn about the Infinity of Nations, nmai.si.edu/exhibitions/infinityofnations/
culturequest
. Play Culture Quest and travel to each region, gathering facts about its people, environment and unique objects. Complete all 10 activities to earn badges and become a Culture Quest Leader. Did you know that headdresses were given only to people who served important roles in their communities? Explore the Gallery to examine interesting objects and contemporary art.

Visit: nmai.si.edu/exhibitions/infinityofnations/culturequest
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An Artist's Perspective Issue Date: 02-17-2013

Cool Spots imageIf you like modern art, you will enjoy Painting With Elizabeth Murray, joy2learn.org/painting. Find out what she was like when she was your age in Growing Up. She didn't even like to color because she couldn't stay in the lines! Watch videos about each topic, then solve the puzzles in Activities. Click objects in My Studio to discover her favorite artists, how she creates color and what role her family plays in her work. In the MoMA Tour she shares some of her favorite pieces and the creative thought process in her art.

Visit: joy2learn.org/painting
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Spirit of America Issue Date: 02-10-2013

Cool Spots imageTake a virtual trip back more than 200 years and view a stunning exhibit of paintings and objects depicting daily life and culture in Creating America, nelson-atkins.org/studio33/interactives/CreatingAmerica. Scroll over paintings in Work & Play to learn interesting facts about each one. Did you know that a common "profession" for working-class boys was selling newspapers? Of the two types of transportation featured in "On the Road," in Community, which is still used today? The Herter Bookcase may be the fanciest bookcase ever. Find out who carved it.

Visit: nelson-atkins.org/studio33/interactives/CreatingAmerica
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