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AUTHOR: CALDER ZWICKY

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November 16, 2012  |  Artists
Sean Vegezzi, Artist and In the Making Alumnus

Portrait of Sean Vegezzi. Photo by Andrew Kass

Sean Vegezzi is a 22-year-old alumnus of our In the Making program, which offers free art classes to NYC teens. Like many students attending public schools here in the city, Sean came to us as a high school student who was seeking an outlet for his creativity as well as a public platform to showcase his work. Read more

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Voluntaries Service: MoMA Teens + Dean Moss

Teens assisting with Dean Moss’s Voluntaries performance at MoMA

Recently, a group of our In the Making and Cross-Museum Collective teen alumni were given the opportunity to assist choreographer Dean Moss as he finished his preparations for Voluntaries (created in collaboration with visual artist Laylah Ali), for MoMA’s recent dance performance series Some sweet day. Read more

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October 8, 2012  |  Family & Kids, Videos
VIDEO: The Teenager’s Guide to the Galleries! (Part 4)

Cross-Museum Collective teens on the set of The Teenager’s Guide to the Galleries!

Here it is, the fourth and final installment of The Teenager’s Guide to the Galleries! So far, the Cross-Museum Collective has led you through the process of entering the museum, interpreting the art, and exploring the galleries. Read more

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October 1, 2012  |  Family & Kids, Videos
VIDEO: The Teenager’s Guide to the Galleries! (Part 3)

Cross-Museum Collective teens on the set of The Teenager’s Guide to the Galleries!

Everyone knows that The Godfather Part III is the worst film in the trilogy, and that Rocky III and Jaws 3 aren’t anywhere near as good as the famous blockbusters that they followed. But what about The Teenager’s Guide to the Galleries! Part 3? Read more

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September 24, 2012  |  Family & Kids, Videos
VIDEO: The Teenager’s Guide to the Galleries! (Part 2)

A Cross-Museum Collective teen on the set of The Teenager’s Guide to the Galleries!

“Ewww, why is this so special that it needs to be in a museum?” “Like, dude, seriously, my kid could do this.” FREEZE! Read more

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September 17, 2012  |  Family & Kids, Videos
VIDEO: The Teenager’s Guide to the Galleries! (Part 1)

Cross-Museum Collective teens on the set of The Teenager’s Guide to the Galleries!

If there was an Oscar given out for “Best Teen-Created Educational Guide for Visiting Modern and Contemporary Arts Institutions” I think we would have a serious contender for the prize right here. However (as the Academy continues to ignore us) I guess we’ll just have to present it to you, the dedicated Inside/Out readers, and let you make up your own mind about its merits.

Some background: for the final project of our 2012 season, the MoMA + MoMA PS1 Cross-Museum Collective wanted to create something that would allow them to share what they had discovered about the world of modern and contemporary art with their NYC teen community. Figuring out a way to do this was no easy task. The group had spent months together, working on projects with artists like Darren Bader and Rashaad Newsome, meeting with MoMA and MoMA PS1 staff, exploring art at our two institutions, and traveling around the city to visit other exhibitions and museums. With just a few weeks to go in our season, the Collective came up with an amazing idea—we would create a short video about all of the things that we felt teens struggle with when coming into contact with the daunting world of galleries and museums. Everybody sprang into action: an outline was made, scripts produced, props constructed, and scenes rehearsed. We called Plowshares Media and booked their crew. Matthew Evans and Chris Lew reserved us space at MoMA PS1, and the artist Max Brand gave us permission to film inside his exhibition. In true guerrilla DIY-style, we acted the scenes out ourselves and shot the whole thing over the course of a single afternoon. Presented here is the first part of the series, with the other three parts to follow over the next couple of weeks. Check it out. Share it with anyone (young or old) who might appreciate what we’re trying to do. And if anyone knows Jerry Bruckheimer’s number, please pass it along!

Special thanks to Chris Lew, Matthew Evans, Max Brand, Plowshares Media, and everybody on the Cross-Museum Collective who made this video possible.

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September 6, 2012  |  Events & Programs, Family & Kids
MoMA Teens TRASH Our Galleries! In the Making Summer 2012

A house made from recycled materials by the Dumpster Diving teens

The walls are lined with stained strips of cardboard, 40-ounce bottles half-full of malt liquor and cigarette butts hang from plywood structures, a three-foot long plaster condom lays strewn across the marble floor, the words “F*CK IT” stretch across a wall—carved into a pile of SAT test prep books… Read more

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August 20, 2012  |  Artists, Events & Programs, Family & Kids, Videos
VIDEO: Rashaad Newsome X Cross-Museum Collective

For seven sessions last spring, the Cross-Museum Collective teens worked alongside artist Rashaad Newsome to create a work of collaborative art. Read more

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July 26, 2012  |  Events & Programs, Family & Kids
Creating Connections/Creating Community: Our Second Biennial Community Partner Art Show

Photography from our Community Partners at Project Luz

Since 2007, MoMA’s Community Partnership program has been working with nonprofit and community-based organizations throughout New York City to create new ways of accessing MoMA’s collection across a variety of educational frameworks. Or at least that’s the nice, compact way that we like to describe the program to others. Read more

MoMA and MoMA PS1 Present: The Cross-Museum Collective

The Cross-Museum Collective hanging out in their natural environment—the galleries at MoMA PS1

This spring, MoMA and MoMA PS1 joined forces to create a cross-museum educational program for teen alumni of previous MoMA courses. Called the Cross-Museum Collective, Read more