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August 27, 2014  |  Family & Kids, Learning and Engagement
Psychedelic Acceptance Hotel and the Rainbow on Pluto: MoMA Teens x Babycastles

This summer’s In the Making program brought an incredibly diverse group of over 85 NYC teens into contact with a range of artists and arts organizations, for a series of six-week intensive art programs. Perhaps our most ambitious project ever, this summer’s collaboration with  Babycastles, a non-profit video game-based gallery and arts collective, saw 23 teens working together on the creation of a fully-functional arcade, mural, and sculptural art installation. Read more

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August 21, 2014  |  Family & Kids, Learning and Engagement
Trance-scendence: MoMA Teens Explore Hypnotism and Performance Art

Even after years of creating weird and off-kilter art courses for teens, one of the darkest and strangest teen art courses we’ve ever offered might very well be last season’s Under the Spell of Mysterious Forces: Magic, Illusion, and Performance Based Art. Taking the young participants deep into a realm where magic, trance, and extrasensory perception mingle with performance art, the course attracted a range of curious open-minded teens, all wiling to take the plunge into the artistic unknown. Read more

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April 4, 2014  |  MoMA Teen Takeover
MoMA Teens Take Over Inside/Out: Nyssa Frank + The Living Gallery
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Nyssa Frank, founder of The Living Gallery

Coming from the Bronx and living a regular public school kid’s life, I didn’t realize the opportunities around me. I had witnessed my brother for years get cool things off Craigslist. I mean, he even bought a car. I was hungry to enter the art world. I wanted to dip my feet into anything I could. Read more

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April 4, 2014  |  MoMA Teen Takeover
MoMA Teens Take Over Inside/Out: Karni Krikoryan, Artist
Portrait of Ringo Starr, by Karni Krikoryan

Portrait of Ringo Starr, by Karni Krikoryan

Karni Krikoryan is an artist born in Istanbul and currently living in the United Kingdom. She is also my aunt. Starting only at age five, she began creating art. “I had something to say about everything around me. So my eyes became my words,” is how she explains her early interest. Read more

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April 3, 2014  |  MoMA Teen Takeover
MoMA Teens Take Over Inside/Out: Edible Masterpieces

Growing up in New York City has taught me to always pay attention to my surroundings, as well as to be an open-minded individual. It is a cultural melting pot and an artistic wonderland with an abundance of galleries, museums, graffiti, posters, and people. Read more

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April 3, 2014  |  MoMA Teen Takeover
MoMA Teens Take Over Inside/Out: Capturing the Mona Lisa…Without Ever Seeing It
The crowds surrounding the Mona Lisa. Photo credit Ana Inciardi

The crowds surrounding the Mona Lisa, Louvre Museum, Paris. Photo by Ana Inciardi

People shuffle around the gallery next to priceless pieces of art. Why are they here? Phones brought them here. The motive in going to a museum nowadays has evolved. The camera not only captures the piece of art, but also the wandering aesthete who clutches the camera at an arm’s length away from his or her face. Read more

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April 3, 2014  |  MoMA Teen Takeover
MoMA Teens Take Over Inside/Out: A Collection of Poems + Poets
Jackson Pollock. <i>Number 1A, 1948</i>. 1948. Oil and enamel paint on canvas, 68" x 8' 8" (172.7 x 264.2 cm). Purchase. © 2014 Pollock-Krasner Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The inspiration for at least three poems: Jackson Pollock. Number 1A, 1948. 1948. Oil and enamel paint on canvas, 68″ x 8′ 8″ (172.7 x 264.2 cm). Purchase. © 2014 Pollock-Krasner Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

“Hi! So we’re from a program at MoMA called the Cross-Museum Collective and we’ve been asking people to write spontaneous poems about the piece of artwork that they’re currently looking at for the MoMA blog. Would you want to write one for us?” Read more

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April 2, 2014  |  MoMA Teen Takeover
MoMA Teens Take Over Inside/Out: Skeletons, Daggers, and Snakes

Every family has its quirks, and you could say that my family wears theirs on their sleeves. I grew up surrounded by tattooed arms—skeletons, hearts, daggers, and snakes. Read more

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April 2, 2014  |  MoMA Teen Takeover
MoMA Teens Take Over Inside/Out: Young New York Art, a Survey
Luca's notebook from New Zealand, featuring images from MoMA's collection

Luca’s notebook from New Zealand, featuring image of works from MoMA’s collection

Before I moved to New York, I was fortunate enough to take a studio art class in my middle school in my home country of New Zealand. During that class, we analyzed Pop art of the 1960s by looking at small reproductions of famous paintings from the period. Read more

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April 1, 2014  |  MoMA Teen Takeover
MoMA Teens Take Over Inside/Out: Anonymous Faces
A portrait of “Vladimir,” by Carol Li

A portrait of “Vladimir,” by Carol Li

Approximately 3.5 million people from all over the world visit the MoMA each year. But who are these people? They all seem like anonymous faces in a gallery, to whom we pay little notice. But just like ourselves, each one of them has their own, unique story. Read more