Museum Exhibit Inspiration: The Work Of Arthur Ganson
One of my favorite artists is Arthur Ganson. I've been a big fan of Arthur and his work ever since I met him many years ago while working in the Boston area. (And I can take some small credit for bringing Arthur to Austin for a show that led to the inspiration for his toy called "Toobers and Zots.")
Speaking of Boston, if you find yourself within striking distance of the MIT Museum, you should see Arthur's ongoing exhibition called Gestural Engineering. It's a magical collection of his witty and intricate sculptures.
The video below is from a talk Arthur gave at the TED conference that gives a nice overview of his work and approach. Enjoy!
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I'm a huge Arthur Ganson fan. Seven years ago I was living in Cambridge with two friends, an artist and an MIT media labber. We went to the MIT Museum for an event that we knew would include Arthur Ganson. Once spotted, we spread out over the museum to track him down and invite him to our apartment for dinner. He was very sweet, not at all overwhelmed by three aggressively eager young folks, and graciously accepted our invitation.ReplyDelete
That dinner was a highlight of my time in Boston. It was wonderful to feel able to connect with a hero in our own kitchen, and his humility and kindness will always stay with me!