VIEWS Sculpture rendering for “Tiovivo: Whimsical Sculptures by Jaime Hayon.” Courtesy of Jaime Hayon.
Playtime on the Piazza at the High
On June 3, the High Museum will unveil “Tiovivo: Whimsical Sculptures by Jaime Hayon,” an outdoor art gallery on the Carroll Slater Sifly Piazza featuring four larger-than-life wooden sculptures that inspire playfulness with eye-popping design and kid-friendly openings to stairs and slides. The site-specific installation continues an innovative initiative to animate the piazza by engaging visitors in an interactive art experience. On view through Nov. 27, “Tiovivo” will also become the stage for performances, art-making activities and special events co-organized with local partner institutions.
Tibetan Art at Carlos
ABOVE: Silver and gilt cup, saucer, and stand. Central Tibet (Lhasa), 19th century. LEFT: A Shrine for Tibet (section). PHOTOs COURTESY OF The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. from the alice s. kandell collection.
Marvel at 220 works of Tibetan Buddhist art at the Carlos Museum’s exhibit, “Doorway to an Enlightened World: The Tibetan Shrine from the Alice S. Kandell Collection,” on view through Nov. 27. Presented in the traditional sacred context of a shrine (regarded as a “doorway” into a higher world), the pieces are arranged in a religiously appropriate manner on elaborately carved and painted wooden tables and cabinets. The collection features gilt-bronze Buddhas and bodhisattvas, a gilded bronze statue of the goddess Tara with a gem-encrusted crown and jewelry, ornate offering bowls and superb thangkas (scroll paintings). Objects from the Kandell Shrine, considered the only one of such magnitude and artistic quality in the United States, were created in artistic centers across the Tibetan Plateau as well as in China and Mongolia between the 15th-18th centuries.