Displays of children’s artistic expression are often limited to the family refrigerator. Any child, upon seeing his or her creative endeavors hanging in a real art gallery gets a memorable and validating experience. It doesn’t happen every day, except for the artists whose work appears in the Museum’s Good Show! Gallery.
Filling the Good Show! Gallery with children’s thoughtful work offers many unique opportunities for local students, their families, and for Museum staff in investigating the impact of creating art on critical thinking and creative development. Targeting title one schools, the Museum’s Arts Specialist, works closely with school administrators and teachers to develop art projects that support art, math, science, and literacy curriculum.
The inquisitive Questioneers characters, Ada Twist, Scientist; Rosie Revere, Engineer; Iggy Peck, Architect; Sofia Valdez, Future Prez; and Aaron Slater, Illustrator celebrate diversity, creativity, curiosity, bravery, and resilience.
This gallery features artwork inspired by The Questioneers and their stories — created in the classroom of DCM’s exhibit The Questioneers: Read. Question. Think. PLAY!, based on the best-selling book series by local author Andrea Beaty. Sketches by David Roberts, the illustrator who brought the characters to life, can be seen alongside the children’s artwork.
Join in creating art that explores and celebrates the same universal themes as The Questioneers: perseverance, courage, leadership, friendship, discovery, working together, and identity.