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Throughout summer 2020, this site will continue to offer digital content that builds upon the entire exhibition—new virtual tours of Wrightwood 659 and the Smart Museum of Art, object chats, at-home activities, online programs, and behind-the-scenes videos and photos.

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The Allure of Coloring: Zhan Wang

This week’s coloring page features Zhan Wang’s Beyond 12 Nautical Miles—Floating Rock Drifts on the Open Sea.

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The Allure of Coloring: Xu Bing

This week’s coloring page features Xu Bing’s gigantic installation, 1st Class.

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The Allure of Coloring: Zhang Huan

This week’s coloring page features an incense ash painting by Zhang Huan.

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The Allure of Coloring: Song Dong

This week’s coloring page features a work by Song Dong, who has repeatedly used water as a signature material in his practice.

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The Allure of Coloring: Liu Jianhua

This week’s coloring page features one of Liu Jianhua’s porcelain works, Blank Paper.

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The Allure of Coloring: He Xiangyu

This week’s coloring page is inspired by He Xiangyu’s first major work of art, The Cola Project.

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The Allure of Coloring: Cai Guo-Qiang

This week’s coloring page features Cai Guo-Qiang’s gunpoweder painting, Mountain Range.

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The Allure of Coloring: Lin Tianmiao

This week’s coloring page features Lin Tianmiao’s Day-Dreamer.

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The Allure of Coloring: Sun Yun and Peng Yu

This week’s coloring page features Sun Yuan and Peng Yu’s Civilization Pillar.

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The Allure of Coloring: Ma Qiusha

This week’s coloring page features Ma Qiusha’s Wonderland: Black Square, made of black stockings stretched over concrete shards.

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The Allure of Coloring: Ai Weiwei

This week’s coloring page features Ai Weiwei’s Tables at Right Angles, which uses mortise-and-tenon joints to seamlessly reconfigure two tables collected from a Beijing antique market into a nonfunctional object.

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Cardboard Caves

Learn how to build a cool cave and construct bulbous boulders out of cardboard boxes in this hands-on project inspired by Zhan Wang’s Gold Mountain!

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The Allure of Coloring: Huang Yong Ping

This week’s downloadable coloring page features one of Huang Yong Ping’s “book washing” projects, Devons-nous encore construire une grande cathédrale? (Should We Construct Another Cathedral?).

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The Allure of Coloring: gu wenda

This week’s downloadable coloring page features gu wenda’s united nations: american code (1995–2019), a house-like structure composed of braided and felted human hair.

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The Allure of Coloring: Chen Zhen

This week’s coloring page features Chen Zhen’s Crystal Landscape of Inner Body (2000), a work that evokes the centuries old Daoist concept of “internal alchemy” by rendering internal organs in crystal.

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Pop Bottle Boats

Turn recycled plastic soda bottles into floating toy boats in this hands-on artmaking project inspired by He Xiangyu’s Cola Project.

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The Allure of Coloring: Gu Dexin

Introducing…the Allure of Coloring! Interact with The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China from the comfort of your living room through a special series of coloring sheets drawn by Erik L. Peterson.

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