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A Teen Album of Art

Jun 1–Oct 1, 2023


Photo of the MoMA Teens Collective
  • MoMA, Floor 2 The Donald and Catherine Marron Family Atrium

Come to the Creativity Lab to explore telling your own stories through video. This project was designed by the MoMA Teens Collective, a yearlong after-school program for New York City high school students. This year, the Collective created video works in which the participants dreamt of new worlds and shared their experiences. The Collective designed this space to reflect their many feelings about adolescence, and they chose props and other elements that give the look and feel of a teenager’s bedroom. We invite you to use this space as a TV studio from which to tell your own stories. Use the props on the set and see yourself perform on the live video projection. Watch videos created by the MoMA Teens Collective on the TV monitors for inspiration.

Explore the resource library curated by the online public access station 8 Ball TV to learn about the transformative impact video has had in collective movements throughout history.

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

Members of the MoMA Teens Collective include Aroba Younas, Aster Van Haaften, Cody Ferguson, Crystal Diby, Destiny Quinones, Emmanuel Serrano Flores, Havanna Gonzalez, Siggy (Max Siegmeister), Mia Suriel, Serenity Deleon, and Zhanasia Bynum.


Assisted listening capabilities available
In order to serve visitors with hearing loss, the Crown 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. 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 [email protected] to make a request for these accommodations.

The entrance to the Creativity Lab has a power-assist door.
Seating options include chairs with backs and mattresses at wheelchair height.

For more information on accessibility at MoMA please visit For accessibility questions or accommodation requests please email [email protected] or call 212-708-9781.

Members of 8 Ball TV who curated the resource library include Alicja Sobieraj-Litwinski, Jacob Sheffet, Lucy Gaehring, Momo Aden, Nicolas Umpierrez, Sarah Lou Haddad, Yeji Kim, and Zara Franke.

  • This installation is part of The Paula and James Crown Creativity Lab and Teen programs.
  • 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).

    The Museum gratefully acknowledges donors to the Annual Education Fund: the Trustee Committee on Learning and Engagement, the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Endowment, Sarah Arison, the Crown Family Education Fund, the Edward John Noble Foundation Fund for Education, Volkswagen of America, The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, the LOVE Fund for Education, the Sarah Arison Endowment Fund for Education, The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art, The Enoch Foundation, the General Education Program Endowment, the Lawrence B. and Elyse Benenson Education Fund, The Sundheim Family Foundation, Epstein Teicher Philanthropies, the Theodore N. Voss Fund, the Leo and Julia Forchheimer Fund, Elyse and Lawrence B. Benenson, Kathy and Richard S. Fuld, Jr., Paula and James Crown, Jill and Peter Kraus, Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley, and the Tiger Baron Foundation, Inc.


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