Inspirations: Art for Storytelling

March 3 - December 12, 2020

The 2020 American Library Association’s Summer Reading theme, “Imagine Your Story,” celebrates myths, fairy tales, and fantasy. This installation of whimsical art from the museum’s permanent collection welcomes visitors to create their own stories.

Inspirations invites all of us to explore the dynamic relationship between art and storytelling, the visual language of pictures, and the language of words. Tours and summer programming for all ages will feature looking activities that encourage viewers to tell stories and create new visual and written art in response to what they see. For information on the K-State English Department’s Young Writers Summer program held at the museum and using this exhibition, please visit:

View the exhibition online through Thinking about Pictures (TAP) and record your observations and insights.

Choose an image & then challenge yourself to type in your observations & interpretations. Return often to respond to other images. This can be an intergenerational activity. If a young person cannot yet type in responses, an older child or adult can serve as the scribe.

Silver Sponsor: Mary Cottom