Current Exhibitions

KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature

September 16 – January 14, 2018

Stop acting silly? Not in this exhibit! Learn about science through laughter, play, physical comedy, and fun in the new KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature exhibit, based on the KLUTZ® Encyclopedia of Immaturity Vol. 1 and 2! Learn more…

“Silly Saturdays”
Enjoy a fun, zany and silly activity from 11 am to 1 pm every Saturday. A new one each month! FREE with full museum admission.

Spark!Lab® Smithsonian

Permanent Interactive Invention Space

In Spark!Lab, we believe everyone is inventive. Through hands-on activities and interactions with facilitators, children and their families will engage in the process of invention through activities that incorporate traditional science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with art and creativity. Learn more.

56th Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition

September 23 – November 5, 2017

One of the few remaining statewide visual arts competitions in Michigan. Each year features a leading artist, museum professional or art historian as the invited juror. Learn more…

Nobody Barks in LA feat. Snoopy

On loan through September 2018

Tom Everhart’s most famous painting has been exhibited in prestigious museums including the Louvre, Montreal Museum of Fine Art, the Spazio Flaminio in Rome and the Johnson Space Center.
1998 | Acrylic and enamel on canvas | 96″ x 128″

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The In-Between: Margo Burian Paintings

September 23, 2017 – January 3, 2018

Burian invokes a universal sense of place through an economy of mark, line and color. Solo exhibition winner for creative excellence in the 2016 Greater Michigan Art Exhibition.

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Figuratively Speaking

September 23, 2017 – January 3, 2018

Artist Chick Powers uses copper and brass overlays to stress the contours and provide a unique aesthetic to his 3/4 life-size human figures. Solo exhibition winner for creative excellence in the 2016 Greater Michigan Art Exhibition.

Upcoming Exhibitions – Check back for updates!

Museum School Faculty Exhibition Midland Center for the Arts
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Studio School Faculty/Student Exhibition

November 18, 2017 – January 3, 2018

Enjoy a celebration of the creative results of our Studio School faculty & students.
Opening reception: November 17 • 7 – 9 pm

Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs

January 27, 2018 – May 20, 2018

The largest dinosaurs – plant-eating titans – grew larger than any creatures before or since. But why & how? Learn the answers for yourself in this interactive exhibition featuring full-sized animatronic dinosaurs, skeletons, a dig pit and even a 70-foot Mamenchisaurus skeleton!