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Interactive Tools

The Beach Museum of Art offers online engagement tools for continued art experiences through the museum’s collection. Below are links to art interactives developed for adults, children & families. We hope to add more soon.

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Enhance your experience with art at the Beach Museum of Art. The Smartify app identifies 2D and 3D artworks in the museum’s galleries, and instantly returns text, audio and video interpretation. For visitors off-site, Smartify’s powerful search tool provides access to the same information and more.

Download Smartify free today for Apple and Android devices from the Apple Store or Google Play Store. 

To use in the galleries, open the app and point the camera at art with the Smartify logo on its label. The app will recognize the art and load information onto your screen. From home, use the Explore tool to search for the museum and its gallery offerings and gain access to works in other museums. Take advantage of the app’s personal gallery making tool.  

Smartify is a United Kingdom-registered Community Interest Company (CIC) supported by Innovate U.K. and the European Union. The Beach Museum of Art is a proud Smartify partner, along with dozens of world-wide cultural institutions, including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and National Gallery in London.

Smartify will connect with text-to-voice apps.

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Voices of the West
View our current exhibition Voices of the West online here.

Image: Norman Akers, New Company, 2011, monotype, 9 13/16 x 13 3/4 in., Friends Kansas Art Fund, 2012.149





Inspirations imageThe museum’s newest tool “Thinking about  Pictures” (TAP) offers images of artworks in
the current exhibition Inspirations: Art for Storytelling. 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. Start exploring TAP here.


Image: China Marks, Monkey Boy and the Magic Beans, 2007, machine embroidery and appliqué on various fabrics, lace, thread, fusible adhesive, and Beva, 2007 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art annual acquisition, 2007.50

Verandah imageExplore the museum’s art collection of nearly 10,000 objects for your research or enjoyment with Verandah, the collection search tool. Details here

The museum’s YouTube channel features videos of art, artists, & special programs. Enjoy the videos here.

The museum has several Educational Resources for schools, early childhood programs, social service organizations, & home school groups. Find details here.

Our Social Media pages feature fun interactive posts using art from our collection. Everyone is invited to participate & share!
Facebook: /BeachMuseumofArt 
Instagram: /beachmuseum
Twitter: @BeachMuseum

Beach Buddies Facebook group features resources and activities for our younger audiences including children, families, and educators. Join here.