“I wish I could do this all day long.” – Ashanti, age 7
“Sometimes I have a hard time sitting still, but never when I come to Kidspace!” — Connor, age 10
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.
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.
Education at MASS MoCA is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Milton and Dorothy Sarnoff Raymond Foundation in memory of Sandy and Lynn Laitman; the Amelia Peabody Foundation; Holly Swett; the Feigenbaum Foundation; John Hancock; the Massachusetts Cultural Council; the C & P Buttenwieser Foundation; the Berkshire Bank Foundation—Legacy Region; Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation; the Gateway Fund and the William and Margery Barrett Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation; and an anonymous donor.