Prime Time

Summer Camp Exhibition

October 6–November 6, 2018


Photo: Rachel Cohen
  • Education Center The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

This exhibition features work created as part of MoMA’s Prime Time Summer Camp for older New Yorkers. Over 250 older New Yorkers took part in this week of dynamic studio- and conversation-based programs that explored modern and contemporary art at MoMA and around the city. The works on view in this exhibition were created in four studio classes: Abstract Printmaking, Portrait Photography, Sculpture for the Body, Shaping Paintings. Guided by MoMA teaching artists, Prime Timers experimented with new materials and processes, honed their art-making skills, and developed complex works over the course of multiple sessions.

Through Prime Time we hope to emphasize the essential role that art can play in a fulfilling aging process—one defined by curiosity, creativity, connectedness, and continued growth. We are proud to present these artworks in celebration of the participants’ vitality and creative spirit. We wish to applaud the individuals represented in this exhibition and thank them for their openness and enthusiasm.

This exhibition is organized by Laurel Humble, Associate Educator, Community, Access, and School Programs.

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Education at MoMA is made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

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Access and Community Programs are supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

Major support is provided by the Werner and Elaine Dannheisser Fund for Older Adults and The Taft Foundation.

Additional funding is provided by Bloomingdale’s, Allene Reuss Memorial Trust, J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation, Von Seebeck-Share B Charitable Trust, The Elroy and Terry Krumholz Foundation, Karen Bedrosian Richardson, Langner Family Fund of The New York Community Trust, the Josephs Family in loving memory of Hal and Florence Josephs, an anonymous donor, and by the Annual Education Fund.


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