Kidspace at MASS MoCA is a contemporary art gallery, studio and educational program that promotes the understanding and teaching of art through experiential learning opportunities designed for elementary and middle school students, teachers, and families. Kidspace is open to the public and is adult-friendly, too!
A collaborative project of three major museums in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts—The Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute (The Clark), Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA), and Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA)—Kidspace and its partners organize programs that investigate a wide range of artistic themes, contemporary art-making methods and materials with the purpose of increasing participants’ understanding of contemporary art and strengthening their visual literacy skills.
Kidspace organizes innovative exhibitions in partnership with six local elementary schools. Their school-outreach program reaches Pre-K to 7th-grade students and all elementary school teachers through artist residencies, multiple gallery visits, interdisciplinary curriculum materials, and teacher workshops. The program also includes after-school art classes for teens, numerous family programs, public hours, and website resources.