Duck Duck Goose

Paula Stuttman

Thursday, October 18, 2012, 12:30–1:30 p.m.

Education Classroom B, mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

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Art in the Long View at Lunchtime
In conversation with artists and MoMA Lecturers, explore long-term, process-based art and its impact on the experience of art. While many artists establish concrete goals, the processes we are interested in examining may span the lifetime of the artist, require ongoing participation or discussion, and be linked more to research and exploration than to a pre-established plan. Bring your lunch and discover how these challenges to the constraints of time and the expectations of final product and finality force viewers and participants to reconsider the role of art in society. This series serves as an incubator of ideas in advance of our upcoming Contemporary Art Forum on May 2 and 3.

In museum education, educators are often taught to pose open-ended questions, allowing for answers that further conversation and understanding. For this project, a selection of works is chosen from MoMA’s collection. Audience members are invited to share their views on each work, but they must observe the rules of the game. Though this project diverges from the format of the children’s game duck, duck, goose, it retains the game’s playful nature and uses the form of childhood games to further an exploration as to what transpires when we talk about art together.

Paula Stuttman (MFA, New York University) is an artist and part-time assistant professor of postwar and contemporary art at the New School of Public Engagement in New York City. She is a lecturer and a Community/Access Educator at MoMA, and is an educator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Jewish Museum.

In conjunction with the exhibitions MoMA Studio: Common Senses and Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000

Tickets are free but required and can be acquired on a first-come first-served basis online or at the information desk, the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program.

To pick up tickets acquired online, proceed to the Education and Research Building reception desk at 4 West 54 Street beginning at noon on the day of the program.

Common Senses at Lunchtime are made possible by an endowment established by Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro and by the gifts of Alan Kanzer.