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Mat Bevel lights up Tucson Museum of Art
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Mat Bevel lights up Tucson Museum of Art

Tucson Museum of Art has gone kinetic on us.

And it’s a load of fun.

“Beveldom: Mat Bevel’s Museum of Kinetic Art” opened last week at the TMA. Bevel (aka Ned Schaper) uses found objects and cajoles them into kinetic sculpture. They move, they shake, they spew light, and they are mesmerizing.

“I don’t make my art; my art makes itself,” Bevel/Schaper said in a press release.

“By helping things come together that want to come together, I enable magic.”

Indeed he does. His works fascinate and consternate. You aren’t sure if you want to step up close and figure out the objects he used and how he put them together, or step back and admire the whole.

We suggest both.

Contact reporter Kathleen Allen at or 573-4128.

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Kathleen has covered the arts for the Star for 20 years. Previously, she covered business, news and features for the Tucson Citizen. A near-native of Tucson, she is continually amazed about the Old Pueblo's arts scene and feels lucky to be covering it.

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