Artist-in-Residence Program

artist-in-residence program

Artist-in-Residence at National Children's Museum

We believe in the power of the arts.

We partner with Washington, DC-based artists to provide arts programming and opportunities for children and families to explore creative collaboration. These offerings will complement the wonder of the Museum experience, spark creativity and curiosity within young learners, and draw inspiration from the Museum’s STEAM exhibits.

meet our 2023 artist-in-residence

katherine tzu-lan mann

Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann creates large scale paintings and paper installations that examine mythology, identity, and landscape. She is the recipient of the Sustainable Arts Foundation grant, a Fulbright grant, the AIR Gallery and Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Fellowships, and the Mayor’s Award and Hamiltonian Fellowship in Washington, DC. Some of the venues where Mann has shown her work include the Kreeger Museum, Academy Art Museum, Walters Art Museum, American University Museum, Tides Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Rawls Museum, the US consulate in Dubai, UAE, and the US embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon.

supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts

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upcoming workshops

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past artist-in-residence

Tommy Bobo, 2021

During his residency, Bobo engaged visitors in examinations of the sky. Visitors drew pictures of sky observations, which were added to a crowdsourced installation displayed in the Museum’s Entry Hall. Bobo’s residency was supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

on-demand programs

In this video, Tommy Bobo puts a fun twist on traditional sand art with the help of some ants!

In this video, Tommy Bobo uses the engineering concept of welding to make unique chocolate creations.