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Science Museum Oklahoma smART Space: Beautiful Minds
Science Museum Oklahoma smART Space: Beautiful Minds

smART Space

smART Space

An unforgettable art experience at Science Museum Oklahoma!

Art and science each provide a way for exploring and deepening our understanding of the world around us. Innovative and creative, artists and scientists have inspired each other for millennia. Explore that interaction through smART Space!

smART Space is located on the museum's second floor and overlooks the atrium. The gallery is committed to bringing Oklahomans a combination of art and science that isn't found anywhere else. Take an extra look — you never know what you might find.

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Screens by Geoffrey Hicks

With Screens, Geoffrey Hicks explores the convergence of digital technology and traditional art-making practices to connect with audiences and foster interaction. This exhibit, created for Science Museum Oklahoma, utilizes depth-sensing cameras, projectors, video monitors, and Hicks’ own software as his artistic medium. Unlike a painting that hangs on a wall even if the viewer is not there to see it, Hicks’ artwork requires and includes the viewer. The viewer becomes both artist and subject.

Select programming is made possible in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Oklahoma and the National Endowment for the Arts.

JUMBLE, smART Space at Science Museum Oklahoma

JUMBLE - Julie Alpert and Andy Arkley

Jumble is an interactive installation that combines cut wood shapes, projection mapping, and original music. Up to 16 visitors at a time can interact by pressing buttons that trigger video and sound. Depending on the combination of buttons pressed, a unique sound and visual composition is created.

Synced to original music, colorful patterns are projected onto a jumble of cut wood shapes borrowed from artists Andy Arkley’s and Julie Alpert’s visual languages. There are oversized recognizable everyday forms like bows, chains, and cleaning product bottles, and stream-of-consciousness shapes abstracted from childhood and the mundane.

The goal of Jumble is to activate the senses by encouraging play and collaboration and to experience joy while doing it.

Elemental Worlds at Science Museum Oklahoma

Elemental Worlds

Step inside Elemental Worlds to explore your creative side! In this multimedia interactive art installation you'll use digital drawing tools to decorate and color one of 12 animals that will come to life in the 220-degree simulated digital forest — escape into creativity and relax with binaural frequencies, dynamic lighting, atmospheric effects, and the sounds of nature. The world resets every 15 minutes, but you can jump in at any time.

 smART Space is an art gallery that focuses on the wonder that occurs when the fields of art and science collide.

 The mission of the gallery is to help make science more accessible to everyone through science-related visual arts exhibitions.

 The intrinsic relationship between art and science can expand upon what we know, and can act as a medium for exploring and forming new information and ideas.