Learning by Hand

All Current Exhibits  March 23, 2024

There are many different ways to know the world.  People read and write books, they calculate and analyze data, and they have debates and conversations. The artists in this exhibit learn by doing – they make things. Artists tinker, experiment, and play with ideas – they think with their hands to learn about the materials and processes that allow them to bring new ideas into the world.  The work in this exhibit was created by students in Ceramics, Metals, Engineering, and Creative Woodworking classes in Brookline High School’s Unified Arts Building.  We are lucky to have well-equipped studios and expert instructors to mentor students as they develop their capacity for creative problem-solving.  Some of this work is purely artistic, inviting the viewer to wonder and think about larger ideas. Other works were created with both form and function in mind.