Art Sparks

The redesigned Art Sparks is our interactive gallery for all ages. Fifteen hands-on activities help adults and children connect with art and with each other. We hope that by exploring Art Sparks’ dynamic exhibits, visitors of all ages will see art in a whole new way. Art Sparks is open the same hours as the Museum and is included with admission. 


The space is divided into three sections that focus on noticing, making, and talking about art.
Noticing: Visitors are introduced to different ways of seeing the world around them. The exhibits focus on light and color activities, pattern, and composition.

Talking: Visitors are encouraged to share their perspectives about art from the collection through a variety of game-based activities. Exhibits help visitors develop the vocabulary to discuss art and also gain a visual familiarity with the collection.

Making: Visitors can experience the process of creative expression with activities that change out every month.


Also included in Art Sparks are two additional spaces:
Planet Preschool helps our youngest visitors aged two to five and their care providers discover, explore, imagine, and create together. Visit the Preschool Programs page for more information about preschool tours and additional programs.

Prototype Lab is a staff-run space that allows us to test out new ideas and offer additional workshop opportunities. Check the calendar or see below to learn about upcoming programs.




Questions about Art Sparks? Contact Taylor Bothwell at


For information about group visits and tours, please visit our Tours page.