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Is there a Picasso in your house?

Is there a Picasso in your house?

Although most of us think of Picasso primarily as a painter, he was also a sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright. In celebration of his varied interests and artistic media, we offer the following to encourage creativity across disciplines. Wee Society – Wee […]

The 2014  Sweet 16 Kinetic Sculpture Race

The 2014 Sweet 16 Kinetic Sculpture Race

The east coast version of the Kinetic Sculpture Race occurs every year in Baltimore, taking advantage of the city’s good-natured acquiescence to the ridiculous, even when it puts city traffic at a standstill.

Making your Mark

Making your Mark

Do you have a budding artist at home? Or a careful calligrapher who loves to write their letters just so? The Strong National Museum of Play is holding a contest inviting the general public to put their own personal, playful stamp on the museum’s wordmark. […]

The Secret (Inner) Life of Toys

Sculptor Jason Freeney imagines and constructs what the inner workings of much-loved toys could be if they were real. His intricate designs take inspiration from human and animal anatomy, whichever applies most accurately to the toy he’s depicting. In an interview with Smithsonian.com, he describes how […]