Whether you’re are a teacher, student, or lifelong learner, MoMA Learning is your destination for tools and strategies for engaging with modern and contemporary art. Download and customize slideshows, worksheets, and other resources for use in the classroom or for independent study. Find follow-up questions, hands-on activities, and other opportunities for enrichment beyond the traditional classroom setting.
MoMA Learning reflects the profound shift toward digital learning that has occurred since MoMA launched its first curriculum website in 2006—a transition not only from print to digital, but towards customizable, interactive, self-guided, anytime-anywhere learning. The proliferation of social media and low-cost and user-friendly creativity and learning tools has shifted the roles between consumer and producer—even student and teacher. MoMA Learning aggregates a wealth of multimedia content produced by the Museum and links to exemplary content from other sites. The integration of social media tools and activities encourages you to not only read and learn about works of art, but to reflect, create, participate, and share.
The history of modern art is not simply a linear progression of styles. Rather, artists respond to and participate in the intellectual, social, and cultural contexts of their time. The structure of MoMA Learning reflects this cross-pollination, situating works of art in thematic groupings that extend beyond the categories of chronology, geography, and style. A theme may include works made decades apart, across geo-cultural borders, using different mediums and processes. Likewise, a single artist or artwork may relate to many themes. We hope this approach and these resources will inspire new interpretations of the art of our time.
Teacher Programs are made possible by an endowment established by The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation.
Sara Bodinson, Director, Interpretation and Research
Colleen Brogan, former Project Coordinator, Digital Learning
Beth Harris, former Director, Digital Learning
Deborah Howes, Director, Digital Learning
Desi Gonzalez, Kress Interpretation Fellow
Lisa Mazzola, Assistant Director, School and Teacher Programs
Stephanie Pau, Associate Educator, Interpretation and Research
Wendy Woon, The Edward John Noble Deputy Director for Education
Allegra Burnette, Creative Director
David Hart, Media Producer
Dan Phiffer, Media Technology Developer
Sara Dayton, Freelancer
Julia Hoffmann, Creative Director
Ingrid Chou, Assistant Creative Director
Marketing and Campaign Communications
Jason Persse, Editorial Manager
Web Concept and Design
Katie L. Koch
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