Can you cut paper like Henri Matisse? The artist adopted the seemingly simple cut-out technique as his primary form of art making in the last decade of his life, but the tremendous skill that went into creating these works should not be underestimated.
As a closing celebration for MoMA Studio: Beyond the Cut-Out, this playful event invites you to demonstrate your cut-out skills. Engage in a friendly competition with fellow participants, using scissors to cut original forms out of gouache-painted paper, in the style of the modern master of cut-outs. Your creations will be displayed in MoMA Studio and considered for special merit awards in the categories of technique, fluidity, form, and originality. A panel of special guest judges—Jodi Hauptman, Senior Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints; John Elderfield, Chief Curator Emeritus, Department of Painting and Sculpture; and artist Paco Cao—will select the honorees at the end of the event.
This program is free; drop in to participate on a first-come, first-served basis.
Studios are free, interactive spaces offering drop-in programs and artist- and educator-led workshops to visitors of all ages in conjunction with an exhibition or a topic related to modern and contemporary art. These experiences complement looking and talking about works of art in the galleries, allowing for engagement with art in participatory, creative ways. Visitors can experiment, play, and create as they make connections between their lives, their own creativity, and the processes and materials of modern and contemporary art. Learn more