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MAY 28 New online video "Anni Albers: Experiments" examines the theory and practice of Anni Albers

APRIL 8 "Albers for Kids" offers activities for young artists

MARCH 23 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation partners with St. Mary's Hospital in London

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Education director Fritz Horstman and associate curator Karis Medina in the video "Anni Albers: Experiments."

New online video "Anni Albers: Experiments" examines the theory and practice of Anni Albers

While the exhibition In Thread and On Paper: Anni Albers in Connecticut is postponed during the pandemic, the New Britain Museum of American Art has collaborated with the Albers Foundation to create online material. In the video "Anni Albers: Experiments" education director and exhibition curator Fritz Horstman joins associate curator Karis Medina to examine the theory and practice of Anni Albers. Following Albers's idea that a weaving is a whole built out of parts, Fritz and Karis interweave quotes by Anni Albers with lines from some of the authors she admired most. Images and audio clips further evoke the incredible body of textiles, works on paper, and written work that Anni Albers produced during the forty-four years that she lived in her adopted state of Connecticut. The video is online at the New Britain Museum of American Art's website at nbmaa.org/experiments.

A young artist at work on a color study, 2020. Photo: Adhiraj Shekhawat

"Albers for Kids" offers activities for young artists

The Albers Foundation is creating a series of activities that will appeal to the youngest artists. Taking inspiration from exercises that Josef Albers taught at the Bauhaus, Black Mountain College, and Yale, the series includes activities that open eyes to the relativity of color and the potential of simple materials. New activities will be introduced each week in April, and participants are encouraged to share their creations. More information is available at albersforkids.org.

The new activities run parallel to our longstanding educational outreach. Recent collaborations include a video workshop led by education director Fritz Horstman for the Children's Museum of the Arts in New York.

St. Mary's Hospital, London. Photo: Ed Reeve

The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation partners with St. Mary's Hospital in London

The Albers Foundation has partnered with St. Mary's Hospital in London to create an interior inspired by the works of Josef and Anni Albers. The bright murals and designs grace the newly renovated children's intensive care unit, which treats more than 400 children annually. Nicholas Fox Weber explains, "With energy and heart, the people at St. Mary's have realized the wonderful transformation of the children's intensive care unit to an unprecedented degree. My hope is that it will become the benchmark of what can be done worldwide wherever there are children—and the people who love them—in need."