Martin ArtQuest Gallery
Martin ArtQuest Undergoing Renovation
Grand Re-opening on Thursday, May 24
We are wrapping up our complete renovation of the award-winning Martin ArtQuest Gallery! Scheduled to reopen on Thursday, May 24, the updated gallery will feature enhanced activities focused on creative collaboration, critical thinking, and communication.
Don't worry! We are continuing to provide hands-on art-making opportunities during the renovation. Through May 23, some of the art stations and activities are available in the adjacent studio classroom spaces on the upper level of the Frist Art Museum. Join us for art-making fun seven days a week!
Thursday, May 24
Please join us on Thursday, May 24, for the grand reopening of ArtQuest, with new stations and old favorites within MAQ to explore and enjoy. A members-only ribbon-cutting and preview will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with Ellen H. Martin, who has championed MAQ as a special place for children and families. MAQ will open to the community at 3:00 p.m., with free admission to all galleries through the rest of the day.
Soundsuit Hand Dancers
Nick Cave’s human-shaped sculptures, called soundsuits, are often made from everyday materials such as beads, buttons, and old toys. When worn by performers, these soundsuits come alive as instruments of creative expression. Create your own mini-soundsuit on a hand dancer, with a wild array of art materials, at our Exploring Exhibitions station.