Cubes and Cylinders

Accession Number

Cubes and Cylinders

Judy Chicago

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
milled steel, gold-plating

1 1/2 in. x 1 1/2 in. x 1 1/2 in. ( 3.81 cm x 3.81 cm x 3.81 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of the Lannan Foundation in Honor of the Pelham Family

Subject matter
This abstract sculpture of rearrangeable cubes and cylinders is meant to be participatory--rearrangeable by the viewer to any desired configuration. The subject matter is the sculptural form but also the interaction between artist, audience, and art object.

Physical Description
Twelve identical cubes and twelve identical cylinders of gold-plated steel. They are rearrangeable.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
abstract sculpture

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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Abstract (fine arts style)
cubes (geometric figures)
geometric abstraction
modern and contemporary art
play (recreation)
sculpture (visual works)
sets (groups)
solids (geometric)
steelwork (visual works)

8 Related Resources

Math Activity: Platonic Solids and Polyhedrons
(Part of: Math + Art Enrichment Activities)
C2 - Fairchild - Metaphysics (brainstorm)
(Part of: Curriculum/Collection)
C2 - Fairchild - Metaphysics (checklist draft 1)
(Part of: Curriculum/Collection)
Cabinet Y: Shelf 3
(Part of: Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery)
Acting on Art - artistic processes / copying, erasing, assembling, breaking
(Part of: F20 Gear - HISTART 194 - Acting on Art in Renaissance Italy)

& Author Notes

All Rights Reserved

On display

UMMA Gallery Location ➜ AMH, 2nd floor ➜ 205 (Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery) ➜ Cabinet Y ➜ Shelf 3