smART Space at Science Museum Oklahoma

smART Space

smART Space

An unforgettable art experience at Science Museum Oklahoma!

Art and science each provide a way for exploring and deepening our understanding of the world around us. Innovative and creative, artists and scientists have inspired each other for millennia. Explore that interaction through smART Space!

smART Space is located on the museum's second floor and overlooks the atrium. The gallery is committed to bringing Oklahomans a combination of art and science that isn't found anywhere else. Take an extra look — you never know what you might find.

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Beautiful Minds at Science Museum Oklahoma

Beautiful Minds – Dyslexia and the Creative Advantage

Dyslexia affects as much as 4% of the world's population and often goes undiagnosed. Although dyslexia is labeled as a learning disability, it can also be seen as a different way of thinking — it changes the way millions of people read and process information.

In “Beautiful Minds — Dyslexia and the Creative Advantage,” explore the successes of those who think and thought outside the box when faced with the challenges of dyslexia and learn about some of the tools and resources for diagnosis and pathways to success.

Research has proven that people with dyslexia are often highly visual and able to quickly process and integrate visual and spatial information. History has proven that dyslexic thinkers have made world-changing accomplishments because of their ability to problem-solve in alternative ways with heightened creative skills.

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of dyslexic thinkers in history — from Leonardo da Vinci and Albert Einstein to Agatha Christie, Andy Warhol, and Steve Jobs — alongside present-day students and artists. “Beautiful Minds – Dyslexia and the Creative Advantage” is open through July 14, 2019.

Into the Fold: The Art and Science of Origami

"Into the Fold: The Art and Science of Origami" features the work of 30 origami artists from around the world, including many of the foremost origami artists of today, including physicist Robert J. Lang, wildlife biologist Bernie Peyton, professional artist Paul Jackson, and MIT computer science professor Erik Demaine and his father, computer scientist and MIT artist-in-residence Martin Demaine. Explore the art form's diverse styles, backgrounds and techniques as well as the unique applications for origami — from solving problems in the fields of robotics, medicine and space exploration to uses in fashion and architecture!

"Into the Fold: The Art and Science of Origami" is open through Jan. 13, 2019. 

Looking for a folding pattern? Try these links!

Origami for Kids  Origami for Beginners

Elemental Worlds at Science Museum Oklahoma

Elemental Worlds

Head to smART Space and step inside Elemental Worlds to explore your creative side! In this multimedia interactive art installation you'll use digital drawing tools to decorate and color one of 12 animals that will come to life in the 220-degree simulated digital forest — escape into creativity and relax with binaural frequencies, dynamic lighting, atmospheric effects, and the sounds of nature. The world resets every 15 minutes, but you can jump in at any time.

 smART Space is an art gallery that focuses on the wonder that occurs when the fields of art and science collide.

 The mission of the gallery is to help make science more accessible to everyone through science-related visual arts exhibitions.

 The intrinsic relationship between art and science can expand upon what we know, and can act as a medium for exploring and forming new information and ideas.