Cosmic Vistas and Space Adventures
July 10–14, 2017

Week 1 Theme: Journey into the cosmos as campers explore galactic views seen through the windows of a rocket. Yeffe Kimball’s expansive colorful and richly textured painting, Blue Space Concept provides a launching point for views of an out-of-this world adventure! Crags of glacial rock formations on deCordova’s campus and outdoor sculptures, such as Robert Schelling’s otherworldly bronze, boost the invention of new terrestrial and cosmic universes.

Week 1 Project: Campers will design a fuselage for space adventurers and create a cosmos for rocket travel. The galactic vistas visible through the spacecraft’s windows will be an interactive panoramic installation of planets, asteroid belts, far away stars, and even solar flares.

The BIG idea: Contemporary art in deCordova's 30-acre Sculpture Park and Museum galleries connects the hive’s weekly themes to real world ideas, unbounded creativity, and inspiring innovation. Each camper’s personal interests and unique abilities are welcomed and complement those of new friends while everyone learns from each other.

2017 Inspiration: This summer we riff off the exciting Museum exhibition, Expanding Abstraction: New England Women Painters,1950 to Now. Like the artists, campers reimagine what they see on the ground, in the forest, and in outer space to create their own collaborative installations in the Sculpture Park. The four weekly-themes are starting points to spark imaginative possibilities that campers make their own with each week’s project!

Members: $490
Not-Yet-Members: $565

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Image 1: Yeffe Kimball, Blue Space Concept (detail), 1960, acrylic on canvas, 84 x 120 inches, The Dr. Beatrice H. Barrett Collection
Image 2: Yeffe Kimball, Blue Space Concept, 1960, acrylic on canvas, 84 x 120 inches, The Dr. Beatrice H. Barrett Collection
Image 4: Robert Schelling, Time at the Museum, 2002, bronze, 66 x 44 x 44 inches, Lent by the Artist

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