Red Grooms’ New York City

Red Grooms’ New York City

All Ages
Open through June 1, 2014

Eight original works of New York-based artist evoke energy, sights and sounds of city life!
 
Red Grooms, the New York-based painter, sculptor and printmaker creates three-dimensional, mixed media pieces that are exuberant, playful and whimsical for adults and children, alike. The Red Grooms’ New York City exhibition is CMOM’s latest to focus on the work of prominent artists, providing families with a view into the artistic process—from inspiration, conception and vision to the act of creating. 

Collateral material will provide children and families with a behind-the-scenes look at the artist’s planning and conceptualization of his work. The specially selected pieces for this exhibit help children understand the many different ways of seeing their world and environment.

“I loved the way everything he did crushed itself into some fragile world, the rickety clusters of parts all packed together and then, standing back, you could see the complex whole of it all.” — Bob Dylan on the work of Red Grooms, from Chronicles Volume I by Bob Dylan (Simon & Schuster, 2005)

 

Creative, Hands-on Art Workshops and Programs

Held daily throughout the summer: Sketching, creating colorful pop-art construct and “Sculpto-Pictoramas” are just some of the hands-on art projects children can do, right in the exhibit! CMOM educators on-hand to help! View CMOM calendar for workshop times »

Red Grooms: Pop-Art Construction
Explore Red Grooms’ theatrical use of scale and perspective in his colorful pop-art construction, Rockefeller Center. Create your own three-dimensional artwork of your favorite New York City landmark with model magic and recycled materials. Be a storyteller though art: Who are the people inside and outside of the building and what are they doing?
 
Get Groomed!
Portrait of Francis Bacon combines painting, sculpture and found objects from Red Grooms’ own art studio to create what he calls a “Sculpto-Pictorama.” Use model magic and found objects to make a Sculpto-Pictorama work of art that tells your own story.
 
Double Decker New York: Above and Below
Red Grooms’ Wollman Rink captures the excitement of urban life in this bi-level work of art, chock full of cartoon-like characters! Be inspired by Grooms’ use of exaggerated physical gestures and perspective — Use colorful tape and fabric to create a two-tiered New York City sculpture.
 
New York Happening: Mixed Media Art Installation
Red Grooms collaborated with a variety of artists, staging events and art installations called “happenings.” Add to CMOM’s ongoing mixed media installation/communal “happening” by creating your own vision of New York using wood pieces, metal and clay.
 

Works on Display

Rockefeller Center (1995) 

Mixed media: painted wood, plastic, foam, toy trees and shrubbery in a 
Plexiglas case with electrical components
, 5 x 5 x 2 ft., On loan from a private collection

Rockefeller Center (1995) 
Lithograph, 
36 1/4 x 23 1/2 in., 
On loan from the artist

Study for Wedding Bells on Fifth Avenue (1999)
 Latex on board, 
40 x 60 in, 
Courtesy of Marlborough Gallery

Wollman Rink (2003)
 Mixed media
, 18 x 43 x 14 1/2 in., 
Courtesy of Marlborough Gallery

Sailor Kelly (1989)
 Painted bronze, 
11 x 27 1/2 x 12 3/4 in., 
On loan from the Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection

Madison Avenue Discount Store (1971)
 Lithograph, 
19 7/8 x 41 3/4 in., 
On loan from a private collection

Jack Hammer Blues (2004) Enamel on wood, 20 1/4” x 19 1/2” x 4 1/2”, On loan from Marlborough Gallery

Portrait of Francis Bacon (1990) Mixed media, 82” x 82” x 27”, On loan from Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection

 

In The News

Watch WNBC's, News 4 New York's interview with CMOM's Andy Ackerman discussing fun summer of exhibits, programs and events! Interview by Roseanne Colletti. View »

 

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Calendar

In The Mood: Painting Musical Emotions, 10:00am

All ages

10am - 4:45pm
Families will be inspired to create artwork by the emotions felt when listening to Jazz. Discover what creates the melancholy mood in Billie Holiday’s voice, or the cheerful sound of Duke Ellington’s Big Band. Explore how your mood is affected by musical elements such as key, melody, harmony and tempo, using a piece of historic sheet music as your canvas.

This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.

Romare Bearden - My World as Colorful Melodies, 10:00am

All ages

10am - 4:45pm
Romare Bearden was deeply influenced by jazz music and often listened to it while making art. Listen to jazz music and imagine colors and patterns based on what you hear. Create a work of art inspired by Bearden’s mixed media collage techniques.

This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

Math Wizards: Counting Sheep to Sleep, 10:00am

4 & younger

Count yourself to sleep! Make a set of fluffy sheep to count; it will help you relax and fall asleep…zzzZZZ
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: developing sensory awareness and fine motor skills needed for writing, creative expression, early math skills and color recognition.
 

Swept Away: When Water Meets Sand, 10:30am

4 & younger

10:30am - 4pm
Explore how water changes ecosystems with our new Erosion Table! Discover water’s power on Earth’s surface by creating rivers and lakes through sand.

All Jazzed Up Performance: Live Piano Music - Hila Kulik, 11:00am

All ages

11am - 3pm
Having performed worldwide and a masters student at Queens College, Hila Kulik won first prize in the Israel "Jazz Player of the Year Competition" in 2009, the Ran Baron scholarships at the Israeli Conservatory, the Sharet Scholarship at the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.
Get into the swing of things with live music provided by a jazz pianist from the Manhattan School of Music! This program is part of our Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

Experiment with Pitch (Demo), 11:00am

All ages

Join our old fashioned “jug band” while experimenting with sound effects. Blow across the opening of the bottle to produce the lowest or highest sounds to learn about pitch. Does the shape of the bottle affect the sound you make?  What kind of sounds can you produce without water? Can you create notes by adding different amounts of water in each bottle?

This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.

Live Piano Music!, 11:00am

All ages

11am - 3pm

Get into the swing of things with live music provided by a jazz pianist selected by the National Jazz Museum in Harlem!
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level
 

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn new vocabulary, build listening skills and learn to be part of a group.

Good Vibrations , 11:30am

4 & younger

How are sounds made? How can you change sounds? Learn about the science behind sound waves as we make beautiful music together!
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Sensory awareness, descriptive vocabulary and gross motor skills.
 

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Science Skills (color mixing and cause and effect)

Math Wizards: Counting Sheep to Sleep, 1:00pm

4 & younger

Count yourself to sleep! Make a set of fluffy sheep to count; it will help you relax and fall asleep…zzzZZZ
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: developing sensory awareness and fine motor skills needed for writing, creative expression, early math skills and color recognition.
 

Thinking Like a Composer: Understanding Sheet Music (Demo), 1:30pm

All ages

Music is made up of notes of different pitches, from low to high. An important characteristic of jazz music is that these notes are arranged in unusual rhythms. Examine a historic score sheet by composers such as Duke Ellington and Mary Lou Williams. Then match the sounds that you hear with notes on the paper and create your own score.

This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.

Mural Wall Painting, 2:30pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Science Skills (color mixing and cause and effect)

Skit Scat Stories & Songs!, 3:00pm

All ages

Listen to iconic performances of jazz music and then read books about the ‘Jazz Legends’ who performed them.

This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn new vocabulary, build listening skills and learn to be part of a group.

Good Vibrations , 4:00pm

4 & younger

How are sounds made? How can you change sounds? Learn about the science behind sound waves as we make beautiful music together!
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Sensory awareness, descriptive vocabulary and gross motor skills.
 

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