The People’s Studio

Collective Imagination

Through August 31, 2020

MoMA

The People’s Studio: Collective Imagination at the Paula and James Crown Creativity Lab. Photo: Noah Kalina
  • MoMA, Floor 2, Creativity Lab The Paula and James Crown Creativity Lab

The People’s Studio: Collective Imagination is a participatory program focusing on the human relationships that shape works of art. Visitors can learn about and experiment with artists’ strategies that rely on exchange, shared reflection, and collaboration. Each week, artists and creative thinkers will lead conversations and workshops about the networks, cultures, and environments that enable and sustain artistic practice.

Visitors are invited to engage with art and ideas in new and different ways, through activities and resources available at any time during their visit. Learn about histories of artistic exchange and circulation while making art postcards to send through the mail; create maps that translate personal networks and environments into abstract compositions; or add to collective weavings inspired by the shared studios where modern artists brought art and design together.

As part of the People’s Studio: Collective Imagination, the library and writing organization Wendy’s Subway has created the Reading Room, a rotating collection of publications for visitors to use. Developed specifically with works of art currently on view in mind, the Reading Room focuses on collective and collaborative practices of making and circulating independent publications.

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Open during regular Museum hours and free with Museum admission. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult collaborator.

HEARING LOOPS: In order to serve visitors with hearing loss, the Creativity Lab includes induction hearing loops for sound amplification. Visitors can turn their hearing aid or cochlear implant to T-Coil mode to hear enhanced sound effortlessly.

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Major support for The Paula and James Crown Creativity Lab is provided by The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

Generous funding is provided by The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art Endowment for Educational Programs

Additional support is provided by Christina Davis.

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Licensing

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).

All requests to license audio or video footage produced by MoMA should be addressed to Scala Archives at firenze@scalarchives.com. Motion picture film stills or motion picture footage from films in MoMA’s Film Collection cannot be licensed by MoMA/Scala. For licensing motion picture film footage it is advised to apply directly to the copyright holders. For access to motion picture film stills please contact the Film Study Center. More information is also available about the film collection and the Circulating Film and Video Library.

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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