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Museum of Art and Recycled Materials

A Museum of Art and Recycled Materials that gathers the best pieces of art made in school art class around the country. Kids would be asked to recycle at home and bring the materials to the class so they can use it to build art with it.

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Recycling and art together so we change kids relation with materials
Using bottles, cans, newspaper, amongst other materials to produce art is a great way to change ones relation with trash, transforming it into useful materials that can be use to create something beautiful. It can also be so much fun.

Coca Cola could fund a "Museum of Art and Recycled Materials" to display the best pieces of art from art students (from elementary to high school) of every city and town together with the best profesional artist in the field. 

Exibits could move around the country so school can organise guided trips to see the exibition.
 

Describe how your idea would help form new habits and improve recycling at home

Using bottles, cans, newspaper, among other materials to produce art is a great way to change ones relation with trash, transforming it into useful materials that can be use to create something beautiful.

How might you design an early, lightweight experiment to further develop your idea?

Gather a few good art teachers and their students and ask them to bring cans, bottles, paper from home to build art with. Lets see what they come up with, but more importantly how they feel about it.

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Photo of Leigh Cullen
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Hi Jose, Such a fun idea! And promotes recycling and art/creativity in schools. Would love to see it implemented at any scale.

Could this lead to a "recycled" wing at MOMA? MOMA does sell recycled/upcycled content after all:
www.momastore.org/museum/moma/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&catalogId=10451&langId=-1&categoryId=26696&parent_category_rn=26690&productId=61961&keyWord=Subway%20Mighty%20Wallet&purpose=crawl

Photo of Jose Luis Castro Negrete
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Leigh, The idea of the recycling wing of the MOMA is fantastic! There are modern art museums in most big cities and if a museum like MOMA joins, others could follow!

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