Don't Worry, Be Happy: Lyrics by Bobby McFerrin and Art by Alexander Calder

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Celebrates a wonderful marriage of visual and musical media. The pure lines of Calder's art echo the simplicity of Bobby McFerrin's song. "Don't Worry - Be Happy" gives life to almost every piece of art that Alexander Calder ever created - from his fanciful hanging mobiles and his circus characters fashioned from wood, wire, fabric, rubber, and leather to his tin sculptures cut from household cans.

TRC audience: 
Elementary (K-5)
TRC subject: 
20th Century (1946-1999)
Language Arts
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