Wellness and Access Programs

Low-Sensory Mondays

First Monday of every month from 2 – 5 PM
We embrace the unique qualities of all who walk through our doors and appreciate that many visitors need to explore the Museum in different ways. For individuals and families who prefer a quiet, less sensory-stimulating environment we offer Low-Sensory Mondays on the first Monday afternoon of every month. At each event, loud gallery sounds and bright lights are turned down and attendance is limited. Fidget bags will be available for checkout.

Art & Autism: Shape + Movement

Saturday, April 20, 10-11:30 AM (0-12 years old)
Sunday, April 21, 10-11:30 AM (12-17 years old)

Plains Art Museum welcomes families with autism. On this day we will welcome all families with an activity and explain our visit. Then, we will view Ikíćiksapa, an exhibition of the vibrant paintings by respected artist Oscar Howe. Inside the gallery, we will participate in hands-on artwork-related activities exploring color, shape, writing, drawing, and body movement.

We will enjoy a snack of goldfish and juice or water before moving into the studio activity. During this time, we will provide materials to make an artist-inspired artwork to take home.

All sessions are developed and instructed by Plains Art Museum Education Staff and Special Education professionals for families with children with Autism.

Parents/caregivers will receive a welcoming packet a week before the event via email and may request an orientation before the event – contact amccann@plainsart.org to schedule.

Social Story

View our social story, a visual and written narrative to support visitors before and during their visit to Plains Art Museum. Copies of our social story are also available at the front desk.