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Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Take a museum visit without leaving your desk


A visitor walks past a work titled "Suicide Bomber - 1/1", 2008, created by Slovakian artist Robert Kunec at the Museum on the Seam in Jerusalem. (Bernat Armangue - AP)

It’s that time of the day again, although it’s not too long before quitting time (we hope).

Here in Washington, museums are an integral part of the city’s ethos. The Smithsonian’s network of free-admission museums is only the beginning. But, how often have you wanted to see an exhibit but just can’t get out to the museum? This video of the works of Carlos Cruz-Diez should help you satisfy your museum craving and perhaps inspire you to make some art of your own. The video is after the jump.

The title of the exhibit, “Color in Space and Time,” is as accurate a description as possible for the nature of Diez’s work — an homage to color. The exhibit features installations and mounted canvas art. The video takes you on a tour of the exhibit created in coordination with the Cruz-Diez Foundation and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. The exhibit closed July 4, but this video does a good job of capturing the experience for those of us who were unable to see it.

(Vimeo)

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Categories:  The Arts, The Lunch Break, Video

 
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