#24 Math Minute: The Art of Math

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Math concepts are fantastically weaved into all kinds of artwork and Cloud Gate in Chicago, IL is no exception!  Cloud Gate is British artist Anish Kapoor‘s first public outdoor work installed in the United States.

According to the city of Chicago website,

The 110-ton elliptical sculpture is forged of a seamless series of highly polished stainless steel plates, which reflect Chicago’s famous skyline and the clouds above. A 12-foot-high arch provides a “gate” to the concave chamber beneath the sculpture, inviting visitors to touch its mirror-like surface and see their image reflected back from a variety of perspectives.

Inspired by liquid mercury, the sculpture is among the largest of its kind in the world, measuring 66-feet long by 33-feet high.  Listen to the audio tour below.

How can you spend your Math Minutes?

Thanks to the Hoffart boys at Sunset for inspiring this Math Minute post!

One thought on “#24 Math Minute: The Art of Math

  1. I learned that they clean the bean at midnight. I think they clean the bean at midnight because everyone is at the bean during the day and it would be hard to clean when every one keeps making fingerprints on it.

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