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Being Part of the Art With Museum Experiences

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If you’re someone who prefers to learn about the process more than the finished product, you may be surprised to learn that there are museums catering to your interest. Several museums are now allowing visitors to watch art being made, up close and personal.

At the Lux Art Institute in San Diego, an “artist-in-residence” works in full view of visitors, allowing museum goers to view the progression of a painting or drawing.

Even cooler, while talking to the artist, visitors themselves become part of a living exhibition.

The McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, North Carolina also has an artists-in-residence program, and on Open Studio Saturdays, visitors can watch and discuss work ranging from printmaking to installations with multiple artists.

Or you can watch metal smiths demonstrate their craft at the Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee.

This museum is devoted exclusively to the preservation and promotion of metal work, and exhibits range from jewelry to sculpture and architectural ironwork.

And last, but not least, there’s the New Orleans Glassworks & Printmaking studio, located in an old warehouse-turned-arts district.

Here, visitors can walk through studios to watch local artisans at work, including glassblowing, papermaking, and jewelry making.

Guests can even get involved in the process with hands-on workshops.

For more awesome art experiences, don’t miss the Museums & Museum Travel category.

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