Guided talk by lecturer Ruth Olson at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. c. 1937–1939. Photographic Archive. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York. Photo: Beaumont Newhall
  • Mezzanine, Education and Research Center

The Museum has always been at the forefront of exhibiting and collecting modern art, but equally important to its mission is educating and engaging the public. MoMA has constantly created new programs—from children’s art classes to concerts in the Sculpture Garden—to supplement and enrich its exhibitions. This installation features photographs and unique documents drawn from the Museum Archives, celebrating MoMA’s founding in 1929, as well as the initiation of a range of educational and cultural offerings that together have created a rich eighty-year legacy.

Organized by Michelle Harvey, Associate Archivist

If you would like to reproduce an image of a work of art in MoMA's collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material (including installation views, checklists, and press releases), please contact Art Resource (publication in North America) or Scala Archives (publication in all other geographic locations).

If you would like to license audio or video footage produced by MoMA, please contact Scala Archives (all geographic locations) at firenze@scalarchives.com.

If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication or moma.org, please email text_permissions@moma.org. If you would like to publish text from MoMA's archival materials, please fill out this permission form and send to archives@moma.org.

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