Kidspace is a child-centered art gallery and hands-on studio presenting exhibitions and educational experiences in collaboration with leading artists. The program focuses on contemporary social issues and expanding notions of art and art materials. Artists are selected for the educational and artistic merit of their work and their ability to connect to children (and adults). Exhibitions have featured renowned artists from around the world including Long-Bin Chen, Devorah Sperber, Portia Munson, Lisa Hoke, Willie Birch, Gajin Fujita, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Roger Shimomura, Ran Hwang, Nick Veasey, and Nick Cave.
The ArtBar is a hands-on studio space located in Kidspace. Families are invited to drop in to make art that is thematically connected to current MASS MoCA exhibitions. The ArtBar is open to the public on weekends and during school breaks. Admission to Kidspace and the ArtBar is always free. Kidspace at MASS MoCA received the prestigious 2009 Distinguished Community Arts Collaborative Award, given by the Massachusetts Alliance for Arts Education collaborative division of the National Arts and Learning Collaborative.
Kidspace welcomes volunteers/interns interested in conducting weekday gallery programs, helping students to begin to make their art projects and working on weekends helping general public visitors explore the exhibition and make their own art projects.
1040 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247
Contact: Laura Thompson ([email protected]), Director of Education + Curator of Kidspace