The Museum of Arts and Design offers diverse opportunities for family members of all ages to create art alongside local artists using both new and traditional methods in a studio setting.

Studio Sunday

Studio Sunday is a hands-on, art-making experience for multi-generational visitors to learn new skills and ideas together in the Museum’s art studio. Taking place on the first Sunday of select months, families are welcome to drop in any time between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Studio Sundays are led by a Museum Artist-in-Residence, free with museum admission, and open to anyone ages 5 and up.

Stroller Tours

Stroller Tours of MAD exhibitions are especially designed for parents and caregivers accompanied by babies 18 months and younger. Tours take place when the galleries are closed to the public. Led by MAD docents, this experience offers a relaxed and engaging experience for art and design lovers. 

Daily Programs

MAD's Artist Studios provide daily opportunities for children and families to learn more about art and art-making by going behind the scenes to see work in progress. Click here to learn more about the Artist Studio program.

Upcoming Family Events

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

An insightful tour and stimulating discussion of The World of Anna Sui especially designed for parents and caregivers to enjoy while caring for little ones.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Join us before the Museum is open for an insightful tour and stimulating discussion of The World of Anna Sui especially designed for parents and caregivers to enjoy while caring for little ones.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Join us before the Museum is open for an insightful tour and stimulating discussion of The World of Anna Sui especially designed for parents and caregivers to enjoy while caring for little ones.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Join us before the Museum is open for an insightful tour and stimulating discussion of The World of Anna Sui especially designed for parents and caregivers to enjoy while caring for little ones.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

For visitors ages 5 and up, a hands-on exploration of Japanese suminagashi paper marbling and Turkish erbru marbling inspired by the artist's papermaking practice.

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MAD is grateful to Material for the Arts for its in-kind support of our Family Programs.

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