Creativity Lab

How Do You See Yourself?

Jul 5–Nov 27, 2022


Photo of a person smiling and posing for a picture in front of a brown, red, and white photo backdrop in the Creativity Lab. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Digital Image ©️ 2022 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: Beatriz Meseguer/
  • MoMA, Floor 2, Creativity Lab The Paula and James Crown Creativity Lab

The Crown Creativity Lab is a participatory space activated by local partner organizations, artists, and MoMA visitors. Each project takes up a critical question inspired by art on view and invites creativity, personal reflection, and exchange with others.

How do you see yourself? How do you want to be seen?

Come to the Creativity Lab this summer to reflect on what a photograph can say about you. Take a picture with the backdrop and decide how to pose and frame yourself. Respond to writing and drawing prompts and find inspiration in a library of photobooks chosen by artists Lola Flash, Naima Green, Kia LaBeija, Wendy Red Star, and Cara Romero. See the artworks that inspired these activities in the exhibition Our Selves: Photographs by Women Artists from Helen Kornblum.

This installation is presented in collaboration with the Sadie Nash Leadership Project, an organization that strengthens, empowers, and equips young women and gender-expansive youth of color to be agents for change in their lives and in the world. Young artists involved in Sadie Nash will use the Creativity Lab throughout the summer to explore self-representation through photography. Visit in August and September to see their artwork on display.


Assisted listening capabilities available
In order to serve visitors with hearing loss, the Crown Creativity Lab includes induction hearing loops for sound amplification. During scheduled programs, visitors can turn their hearing aid or cochlear implant to T-Coil mode to hear enhanced sound effortlessly. The loop system does not work with hearing aids without telecoil technology.

All-gender restrooms are located on Floors 1, 3W, 5, and T1.

Sign language interpretation available
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and live captioning is available for public programs upon request with two weeks advance notice. MoMA will make every effort to provide accommodation for requests made with less than two weeks notice. Please contact Ad[email protected] to make a request for these accommodations.

Wheelchair Accessible
The entrance to the Creativity Lab has a power-assist door.
Seating options include chairs with backs, couches, and stools.

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Volkswagen of America is proud to be MoMA’s lead partner of education.

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

We thank our leadership donors for their outstanding support of the Annual Education Fund: the Trustee Committee on Education, Sarah Arison, the Edward John Noble Foundation Fund for Education, the Crown Family Education Fund, the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Endowment, The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, the LOVE Fund for Education, The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art, The Taft Foundation, The Enoch Foundation, the General Education Program Endowment, the Lawrence B. and Elyse Benenson Education Fund, the Sarah Arison Endowment Fund for Education, Debra and Leon D. Black, Brett and Daniel Sundheim, Epstein Teicher Philanthropies, the Leo and Julia Forchheimer Fund, Anonymous, Elyse and Lawrence B. Benenson, Jody Locker Berger and Brian Berger, Paula and James Crown, Kathy and Richard S. Fuld, Jr., The Schiffer Family Foundation, Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley, and the Tiger Baron Foundation, Inc.


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