ArtZeum is a FREE annual interactive children’s arts exhibit. It includes multiple interconnected stations where kids can learn about the arts through play and hands-on activities. Each year our staff selects a new theme, allowing us to create new experiences for participants.
"On The Farm" will include an exhibition of The Unchosen Ones by nationally acclaimed, award-winning photographer R. J. Kern. The exhibit features portraits of future farmers in America’s heartland. Kern’s subjects are Minnesota 4-H members, each of whom spent a year raising an animal then entered it into a 4-H competition. He first photographed them in 2016, and none of the children who sat for him succeeded in winning first prize, despite the obvious care they had given to their animals.
In 2020, Kern returned to photograph and interview his young subjects. As he took the second group of photographs, Kern inquired about what his young subjects had carried forward from their previous experience. What were their thoughts, their advice, their dreams and their goals for the future? How do they fit in future agricultural America? The beautiful new images are juxtaposed with the originals, tapping into the mindset of America’s agricultural youth.
2016 | 2020
2016 | 2020
2016 | 2020
We can schedule a guided tour for your youth, daycare or church group. Please contact our Education Department for available dates and times!
For more information about tour availability please contact:
(940) 767-2787 ext 202
Join us each Tuesday from 10 - 11 for ArtZeum Storytime With Nancy! Free to the public, no registration needed.
ArtZeum is a component of both our galleries and education programming. As such, it is open free of charge to all visitors. Our goal is to continue partnership with several local arts and children’s organizations, helping to bring a wider audience to the exhibit.
ArtZeum is designed from the ground-up each year to fit the annual theme. This primarily includes staff-designed components, as well as elements provided by other organizations. Each activity station is carefully composed to provide experience with different types of arts and arts thought-processes. This includes poetry and writing, visual art, and music, as well as engaging children through story-telling, reading, and movement.
This exhibit is funded solely through donation and sponsorship.