San Antonio Museum of Art

iPads at the SAMA








With the goal of expanding and continuing to educate young visitors through hands-on experiences, the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) enriches their offerings by utilizing iPads in conjunction with public programs and outreach geared specifically to youth.  Applications (or apps) such as Drawing Pad, Animation Studio, Paint Studio, Passport Photo Booth, Sketch Journal, Inspire, Vellum and many others can be incorporated into First Sundays for Families, SAMA’s Summer Youth Program and SAMAlliance (a partnership with Good Samaritan Community Services Center).  In addition to the apps used for iPad, numerous other museums and institutions, such as The Louvre, MoMA, National Gallery of Art and The Smithsonian, also offer digital interactive opportunities. The potential continues to grow exponentially as digital learning becomes an essential tool for each child to experience in unique ways, particularly in a non-traditional setting such as a museum.