Chazen Museum of Art

N either of us have ever been here and finally stopped in on Sunday. It was well worth the effort.

We went to see Automata, an exhibit of contemporary mechanical sculptures.

January 16, through March 14, 2010 | Mayer Gallery

The Chazen Museum of Art presents the delightful work of fourteen international artists in Automata: Contemporary Mechanical Sculpture. Meticulously crafted to perform complex, surprising, and often comic movements, these mechanical sculptures tell quick fanciful tales of nature, myth and magic, the creative process, and sheer make-believe. More than 25 hand-cranked artist-designed automata, most loaned from the private collection of University of Arizona art professor emeritus Michael Croft, will be on view January 16 through March 14, 2010. Videos will play in the gallery to show the animated workings of the pieces. Museum admission is free.

We enjoyed the exhibit very much. It would be a great exhibit to take the kids to.

(The first 2 photos were taken with my iPhone using the Hipstamatic app.)