Teaching Ideas

Encouraging Dialogue

For Students K-12

  • Imagine what it would feel like to touch this sculpture. Would it be hot or cold? What other things might have the same texture as this work?
  • If this sculpture were capable of making a noise, what kind of sound would you expect to hear coming from it?
  • At the Museum, the light in the room, the walls around you, everything in your sight, all are meant to affect the experience you have with Robert Morris' sculpture. The artist does not intend to set up the surroundings in which you will view the work, but he does hope that the environment in which the piece is placed will be altered in certain ways by his work. Do you think works of art should be dependent on their surroundings? Why or why not?