Art That Moves: An Educational Arts Experience for OPS Students

WhyArts partnered with Omaha Public Schools, Completely Kids and KANEKO this spring and summer on a collaborative and educational arts experience for students in the Omaha area.

The project included a field trip to KANEKO to experience The KINETIC Exhibition. During the trip, students were given a guided tour by KANEKO staff, which provided additional insight into the artwork, the artists, the process of creating kinetic art and the sociopolitical concepts related to the show. The students were then challenged to interpret the artist’s intentions and articulate their own interpretations of the work.

Students also created their own versions of kinetic art under the guidance of WhyArts artists Kim Darling, Tom McLaughlin and Richard Chung. Select schools created kinetic sculptures inspired by the show, which will be on display Aug. 4-8 at the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center on the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus.