America Is Hard to See

Solo en Inglès

Kids can listen and learn from this audio guide highlighting selected works in America Is Hard to See.


Elizabeth Murray (1940–2007). _Children Meeting_, 1978. Oil on canvas, 101 3/16 × 127 in. (257 × 322.6 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Louis and Bessie Adler Foundation, Inc., Seymour M. Klein, President 78.34 © 2015 The Murray-Holman Family Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


Zip, zoom, boing!

Even before looking at the title of Elizabeth Murray’s oil painting, the bright, zany colors probably give you a joyous feeling. This is NOT the mood you’d have after being stuck inside on a horrible, rainy day.

Instead, Murray’s color blocks, blobs and zigzags show the exuberance of Children Meeting—maybe on a playground—just as the title says.

In fact, imagine these shapes were kids—what would the pink line say as it ricocheted past the goofy purple shape?

Hey! Hi there! Gotta go!