Upcountry History Museum’s Newest Exhibition Brings Art to Life
‘Framed: Step into Art’ Turns Famous Paintings into Lifesize Experiences
They say life imitates art, but what if art becomes life? Find out in Framed: Step into Art, the newest exhibition coming to the Upcountry History Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, as visitors can actually step into famous paintings, be transported to another time, and experience art like never before beginning Saturday, February 27, 2021.
This bilingual (English and Spanish) exhibition creates immersive STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) learning environments filled with distinctively interactive experiences as visitors step through oversized frames into a three-dimensional, sensory world that transforms the works of well-known painters into activities and conversational prompts that employ visual thinking strategies which help art and make-believe come alive.
On display through May 23, 2021, Framed is filled with opportunities for children and families to explore works of art in four discovery spaces that include setting up camp in the Canadian Rockies during 1916 at John Singer Sargent’s Camp at Lake O’Hara; taking the reins of a giant chicken pulling a wagon carrying a load to town in Clementine Hunter’s Big Chicken; learning about rural life at the turn of the century by tending chickens and eggs, preparing a meal and setting the dining table for a noontime dinner in Grant Wood’s Dinner for Threshers; and traveling south of the border to add flowers and ribbons of “corn husks” to the flower tower for a celebration in Diego Rivera’s Corn Festival from the Court of Fiestas in Mexico City’s Ministry of Education Building.
Designed for children ages 3 to 12, this unique exhibition encourages them to ask questions and find answers through the exploration of art, as well as recognize art as a tool for expression, understanding and an important aspect of life.
The Upcountry History Museum is located at 540 Buncombe St., in Greenville, S.C. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Please note, the Museum adheres to a mandatory mask requirement for visitors ages 10 years and older. For more information, call 864-467-3100 or visit www.upcountryhistory.org.