Interactive Art-Making Gallery, Martin Artquest, Re-Opens At Frist Art Museum

Posted at 11:56 AM, Jun 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-01 12:59:33-04

Looking for indoor fun on a rainy day? Check out Martin ArtQuest. It's an art-making gallery that re-opened just in time for summer break.  

"Martin ArtQuest is renovated now. We just re-opened on Thursday, May 24th and so we did a complete change," said Anne Henderson, Director of Education and community Engagement at Frist Art Museum. 

She says the new and improved ArtQuest has been years in the making. 

"Although we kept many of our favorite stations, we reinterpreted them in different ways and added new features to them so we hope our visitors find them more engaging," she said.  

Located inside Frist Art Museum, it's an interactive space designed for guests of all ages. There's a 16-foot interactive color wall where you can spin the dials creating original designs. You can try weaving, printmaking, or explore the history of animation. 

"We have an early zoetrope which is how the earliest artist discovered and began to record moving images," she said.  

Henderson says she hopes families will take advantage of the new space and help the next generation of artists find their voice.  

"We hope people can change the way they see their world through art," she said.