I took my class to the MIT Museum on Friday and by chance, Arthur Ganson was on exhibit. I'd never heard of him before, but I found his work very compelling. I wanted to stay longer, but unfortunately, my students found it less interesting than I did. What was really great though, was that the MIT Museum was free that day and so there were a ton of kids milling around and it was plain to see that some of Ganson's machines were blowing minds (mine included)
b_b, you and I have talked about buying art before and if possible, I would definitely buy one of these, especially Cory's Yellow Chair or Wishbone.
I went to school with a talented kinetic sculptor
Modern art is pretty awesome if you know where to look and don't get distracted by whatever BS Damien Hirst is selling