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
When I received notice that MoMA would be reopening to the public and its employees on Wednesday, October 31, after being closed for two days due to Hurricane Sandy, I have to admit that I wondered if it was too soon. Read more
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
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
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.
Material Lab, MoMA’s popular interactive space for families, recently closed after a year-and-a-half run with over 72,000 visitors. Material Lab was staffed by fantastic facilitators and a rotating roster of 65 dedicated volunteers. Read more
The magic of books is coming to life this fall at the MoMA Design Store in Soho. In celebration of our newly expanded children’s area, we are inviting families to meet and engage with authors whose works ignite the imaginations of young people around the world. Read more
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
As the Emily Fisher Landau Education Fellow, I work cross-departmentally to evaluate MoMA’s interpretive resources (labels, audio guides, etc.), exhibitions, programs, and new initiatives by interviewing, observing, and using other methods to help MoMA offer the best visitor experiences possible. Read more