Social Studies

"Screw 'art for art's sake.' We want art for social purpose." That's what artists of the Constructivist movement said. Or, something like that. Probably not exactly that, as the original Constructivists were Russian and surely had different colloquialisms, but that's not important right now. The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art hosts Monumental and Intimate Art, a group exhibition featuring six Dutch and Italian artists. The artists--including Roland de Jong Orlando, Cyril Lixenberg, Pino de Luca, Renato Milo and others--are known internationally for their Constructivist sculptures and shaped paintings but are loaning their social work to li'l ol' Dallas for a spell. See if you can figure out the social purpose of each piece as the show runs through January 2, 2011, at the museum located at 3109 Carlisle St. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays and admission is free. Visit
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Oct. 21. Continues through Jan. 2, 2010


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