Mat Bevel's Museum Of Kinetic Art

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Mat Bevel's Museum Of Kinetic Art

Mat Bevel's Museum Of Kinetic Art
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The Museum Of Kinetic Art is includes over 150 moving sculptures made from thousands of rescued and repurposed items. The museum is the sculptic set, costumes, characters and props for the Surrealistic Pop Science Theater's magical world of Beveldom. The museum and theater, created by sculptor, poet, performer, philosopher Ned Schaper, is being captured for a new TV show called Bevel Cafe. Footage also I part of an educational world-building course called The Universe Within that teaches students to how to solve problems using creative play and Ned Schaper's lifelong creative training techniques. Private tours of the museum are hosted by artist Ned Schaper and his sister Paula Schaper. A minimum number of reservations are required before tickets go on sale. Get your friends and family Mat Bevel Company is located inside Launchpad Artspace, a visual and performing arts center comprised of eight working artists and arts organizations.
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Karen H
Seattle, WA27 contributions
Friends
I’ve been a docent at a museum in Seattle for 10 years and visited museums and galleries in many countries. But I’ve never experienced anything like Mat Bevel’s Museum of Kinetic Art. I stood in the middle of the large gallery surrounded by many, many art works moving up and down and side ways and back and forth and making sounds. All at the same time! It was a surrealistic experience. I was in the art. Captivated by it. Captured by it. And it was such a treat to tour it with Ned Schaper, the creator. He shared how he works (made from found material, the pieces just take over and go where they go) and why he works (to ignite the imagination, to champion intuition). His sister, Paula Schaper, shared videos which capture his performances, and, most importantly, present their intention to work with the school system to excite and challenge children. And I became a child again stepping into Ned’s world. What fun!
Written February 1, 2019
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Thank you, Karen, for your heartfelt review! We're so glad you had a great experience.
Written February 12, 2019
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Cindy1242
Nogales, AZ2 contributions
Couples
Be prepared to immerse yourself in a fascinating world of sound, light, motion, thought, intrigue, and ingenious creativity. Art and science intersect in strange and satisfying ways. Saturday night Mat even surprised us with a spontaneous performance. You never know what might happen at the Bevelarium! Totally fun experience!
C. R., Nogales, Arizona
Written December 6, 2016
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P W
Patagonia, AZ2 contributions
Friends
Seeing this Museum is a one of a kind joyful experience.. It truly left me feeling better about the world because I found it to be a safe haven. It is both inspiring in its beauty and consoling in its magic. One word sums it up --Delightful!
Written December 3, 2016
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Peri H
Chicago, IL31 contributions
Looks like fun, but not available to drop in patrons at this time. Call first to see if the policy has changed.
Written January 20, 2020
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