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The Frist Art Museum's Martin ArtQuest Gallery recently reopened following extensive renovations. The interactive art space for families, children and school groups to explore art has been under renovation since late January 2018.
The updated gallery features activities focused on creative collaboration, critical thinking and communication, according to a release.
The space features new activities as well as old favorites, including:
- Drawing, painting, printmaking, and other stations have returned with improved functionality and variety.
- The exploration of the moving image includes a large zoetrope, a shadow theater, and stop-motion animation.
- A 16-foot interactive Everbright wall composed of color-changing dials
- A full-body-animated digital painting experience transforms visitors into colors and shapes on a wall mural.
- A sound pattern station allows visitors to manipulate frequencies to create patterns with sand on metal plates.
The center has served more than 1.5 million visitors.
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