Featured Exhibitions

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Nature and Opulence: The Art of Martin Johnson Heade

November 18, 2016–February 26, 2017

Martin Johnson Heade was one of the most varied and inventive painters of the nineteenth century and is now recognized as one of the most important American artists of his generation. Heade devoted equal time to a great many subjects, from powerful canvases of thunderstorms at sea to exquisite small studies of South American hummingbirds, portraits to still lifes.

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Educational Tools

Kohl’s Art Generation Studio

In the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio, families play, create, and explore the world together through hands-on art making! Each month features a different theme, and the art activities are always changing. The studio is open Saturdays and Sundays,10 AM–4 PM.

Touch Tour App

Get the free Kohl’s Art Generation Touch Tours app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to explore the art in the Museum’s Collection through games, videos, and more.


ArtPacks are adventure-filled, interactive kits available on-site to help children enjoy exploring the Museum—through drawing, puzzles, puppets, and more. These self-guided kits are available free with Museum admission during regular Museum hours; see the attendant at the ArtPack Station.

Further Resources

The Museum offers many educational programs for all ages.


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