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Photo of child in Framed exhibit

Photo of children in Framed exhibit

Enter the Framework of Famous Paintings

Experience art like never before in Framed: Step into Art™. This engaging exhibit transports visitors to a world where paintings leap off the canvas and invite children inside the art experience. As visitors play and move through the exhibit, they are challenged to ride a giant chicken, set up camp in the Canadian Rockies, and prepare dinner for a group of hungry farmers.

The exhibit environments are accompanied by information about each artist, and provide conversational prompts that employ Visual Thinking Strategies. Framed: Step into Art provides opportunities for children and adults to spend time with five paintings - from iconic to contemporary - and learn to appreciate their own, as well as others' opinions of individual art.

Host benefits include:

  • Opportunities to utilize visual thinking strategies, created by the organization Visual Understanding in Education which supports National Standards for Art Education 
  • Collapsible and easy-to-store wheeled carts 
  • Top-notch educational, marketing and installation materials
  • Responsive support from experienced staff

Content: Interactive Art Appreciation

Target Audience: Ages 5 to 12, families, school groups

Languages: Text graphics are in English and Spanish

Venue Length: 3-4 months

Download an informational flyer for Framed.

Check on rental availability of this exhibit.

BOOK TODAY! Contact Mitch Boerner, Traveling Exhibits Coordinator by calling 651-225-6109 or email.

Framed Exhibit

1,500 square feet

Cost Per Venue:

SPECIAL PRICING AVAILABLE: $5,000 plus inbound shipping

Open Venues: 
Summer 2017 and beyond

Tour Schedule:

Past Hosts

  • Bay Area Discovery Museum
  • Boston Children's Museum
  • Bowers Museum
  • Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
  • Fredda Turner Durham Children's Museum of the Southwest
  • Long Island Children's Museum
  • Minnesota Children’s Museum
  • Minnesota Children's Museum - Rochester
  • Stepping Stones Museum for Children


Current and Future Hosts

The New Children's Museum
February 14, 2015 - May 10, 2015

Reading Public Museum
May 30, 2015 - September 7, 2015

The Haggin Museum
September 19, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Muscatine Art Center
January 16, 2016 - May 8, 2016

Hi-Desert Nature Museum
May 21, 2016 - November 27, 2016

Dave and Mary Alper Jewish Community Center
December 11, 2016 - March 12, 2017

Available Summer 2017 and beyond

Contact Traveling Exhibits for more information.

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