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Keith Haring for Kids Issue Date: 09-05-2004

Cool Spots imageJump right into the world of underground artist Keith Haring at www.haringkids.com. You'll find yourself surrounded by flying saucers, radiating babies, dancing hearts and other colorful characters. Haring's childlike pictures really burst with energy. Get puzzled by some of his most famous images with fun games such as tic-tac-toe. Then watch wiggly-armed men change into hearts, angels and monkeys in Morphs. If the craziness is too much for you, you can take a break from Haring's art attack and read about his cartoon-influenced life in the Bio.

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Places for the Mind Issue Date: 08-08-2004

Cool Spots imageEnter uncharted territory at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Places exhibit at www.lacma.org/Places. Cindy Bernard's mountain-like, microscopic masterpiece will alter your sense of proportion, and Thomas Moran's colorful hot springs painting will make you feel like you've stepped into an alien landscape. Take a meditative journey with two maps of sacred places. Then scroll through China's Hunan province. Be sure to look at "ffwsptffwsptffwspt," a painting based on sidewalk stains.

Visit: www.lacma.org/Places
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Painting the Dancer's Life Issue Date: 07-11-2004

Cool Spots imagePut on your slippers and pirouette to Degas and the Dance at www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/
exhibits/degas/flash/intro.html
. Edgar Degas lived in Paris, and he loved to put ballet dancers in his art. But his paintings show more than girls in pretty costumes. Roam through the galleries to see different sides of ballerina life. Degas' statue, "Little Dancer," drew much attention because he chose to sculpt a young girl rather than a well-known ballerina. Play Eye Spy where you try to find pink bows and pointed toes hidden in the paintings.

Visit: www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/exhibits/degas/flash/intro.html
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Paintings at Sea Issue Date: 05-23-2004

Cool Spots imageSay "bonjour" to Manet and the Sea at www.philamuseum.org/micro_sites/
exhibitions/manet/index.htm
. Edouard Manet was one of the first Impressionists, a group of artists who rebelled against tradition. He loved painting light reflecting off water. Flip through the Boulogne Sketchbook to see his watercolor and pencil sketches. As a child, Manet loved the sea and wanted to be a sailor. Breeze by Manet for Kids and build a boat to sail into the sunset.

Visit: www.philamuseum.org/micro_sites/exhibitions/manet/index.htm
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Portrait of a Wanderer Issue Date: 02-08-2004

Cool Spots imageGather around the campfire and listen to Campfire Stories with George Catlin at http://catlinclassroom.si.edu/cl.html. Catlin headed West during the 1830s to document the lives of Native Americans. His adventures shine through in his paintings, such as one that shows a confrontation between American soldiers and a Comanche village. Listen to artist Jaune Quick-To-See Smith discuss why the faces in Catlin's paintings look realistic. Then examine his work for yourself in the Gallery.

Visit: http://catlinclassroom.si.edu/cl.html
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