Current Exhibitions

Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs

NOW – 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!   Learn more…

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.

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″

Upcoming Exhibitions – Check back for updates!

Quad: Four Solo Exhibitions

April 28 – June 3, 2018

Solo exhibitions by four prestigious Michigan artists:

Valerie Allen specializes in large-scale abstract work. She has won numerous awards nationally, is a working artist for Golden Acrylics, and the curator of Studio 23, in Bay City, MI.

Stephen Grewe specializes in large-format film photography and is a faculty member of the Studio School at Midland Center for the Arts.

Frits Hoendervanger will feature an array of oil paintings. He has placed third at ArtPrize two times, and has received numerous other awards. His work is included in the collection of former President Gerald R. Ford and has been displayed in the Michigan Governor’s mansion.

Steve Parkhurst will exhibit a large variety of works, including experimental oil paintings, encaustics, and drawing. He is a faculty member of the Studio School at Midland Center for the Arts.

Opening Reception: April 28 • 7 pm

High School Student Art Show

April 28 – May 16, 2018

The creative expressions of high school students in Midland Public Schools comes alive as they are featured in a kaleidoscope of colors and forms.

ArtPrize: The Michigan Connection

June 23 – September 9, 2018

Grand Rapids’ ArtPrize is the most-visited show of its kind. This exhibition will showcase the ArtPrize entries of up to 40 Michigan artists. Included will be the massive pencil drawing Cavalry by Chris LaPorte, $250,000 winner of ArtPrize 2010.

This exhibition is presented with the approval of, but is not a collaboration with, ArtPrize.

Opening Reception: June 30 • 7 pm

National Geographic presents
Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary

June 23 – September 30, 2018

View some of the world’s most astounding phenomena in this new exhibition from National Geographic.

Fifty striking images shot by some of the world’s finest photographers reveal a world very few of us have the chance to see for ourselves.

Sponsored by City Market of Bay City

Opening Reception: June 30 • 7 pm

 

Mazes & Brain Games

October 13 , 2018 – January 6, 2019

Maneuver your way through this mind-boggling collection of mind-bending adventures, 3-D puzzles and full-body games – an unforgettable adventure that’s sure to challenge, entertain and amaze visitors of all ages!

Produced by Minotaur Mazes.