KID Museum is proud to welcome visiting artists to our new flagship location. Through this program, local artists collaborate with KID Museum staff and visitors, working side by side to co-create exhibits, installations, and artwork, developing skills in design, building, and making.
The Visiting Artist program is a unique opportunity for families to understand how the making of art can express identity, build community connections, and strengthen STEM skills.
KID Museum’s Visiting Artist program is made possible by a generous contribution from Fleur S. Bresler.
January 8 - May 21, 2023
Contemporary artist, community activist, and educator Trisha Gupta is partnering with KID Museum to unveil her dynamic collage and woodblock prints. Beginning Sunday, January 8, visitors can view two of Gupta’s large-scale artworks, custom made for KID Museum, titled Home is Lost/Home is Found, where the artist explores themes of identity, home, and emigration.
“I believe art is a platform for social change. My work is heavily influenced by social inequality and by my Indian-American heritage. For me, this work was created from the historic processes that are a part of my tradition and help me communicate and understand who I am.” – Trisha Gupta
Visitors to KID Museum will be able to engage in hands-on maker experiences designed to complement the art on display, including an artist Meet and Greet with Ms. Gupta; an ongoing activity at KID’s Materials Bar called “Hardware Prints,” a modern riff on block printing techniques; and a special workshop led by the artist, where visitors will design and make their own printing block with a laser-cut twist.
PREVIOUS VISITING ARTISTS
Alfombras de Aserrín
Artists from Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas created a custom sawdust carpet to celebrate the grand opening of KID Museum’s new Bethesda Metro Center location in May 2022.
Artists from THING THING showed visitors how to create decorative objects from recycled plastic – they even brought along their famous “Rainbro.”