Kidspace is a collaboration among The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Williams College Museum of Art. For more than 11 years, Kidspace has presented art exhibitions geared to the school curriculum and designed integrated learning experiences that explore the range of art at the three museums. The goal of Kidspace is to put art in education—to inspire teachers to explore multiple approaches to teaching with art across the curriculum.
Additional funding for Kidspace has been provided in part by the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency), the Massachusetts Cultural Council (a state agency), the Cherkis family, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and the Brownrigg Charitable Trust in memory of Lynn Laitmann.
In November 2012, the Clark opened its first ever Kidspace gallery. The exhibition, Lions and Tigers and Museums, Oh My! centers around a dramatic image of a big cat hunt and incorporates the experiences of art, science, living history, and natural history museums, including activities the whole family will enjoy together.