How the Hilliard Museum of Art connects with the community

People often think of art museums as stuffy, as places to be quiet, to look and not touch. They are not usually perceived as places of entertainment.

But the Hilliard Museum of Art is finding ways to change that perception by making exhibits more interactive to inspire deeper learning and, yes, fun.

Laminated cards hanging from one wall tell visitors to play “I Spy” or go on a “texture adventure.” This card includes swatches of fabric in three different textures for users to touch instead of the art. They are then asked to look for a piece in the gallery that appears to have the same texture.

On the same wall are pencils and pads of paper for visitors to sketch, write or respond to the exhibit in their own way.

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