Photo: Manuel Martagon

In ancient Greece, the agora was a public, outdoor gathering place where people learned by discussing moral, social, cultural, and political questions. At MoMA, Agoras are an opportunity to question and examine our relationships with art, design, and society.

As museums expand both conceptually and architecturally, how can we optimize their intimacy and imaginative potential? This summer, inspired by Gaston Bachelard's 1958 text The Poetics of Space, in which he re-introduces cabinets, wardrobes, and drawers as sites of intimate reflection, we'll consider how space facilitates intimate relationships with art.

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

Major support for Adult and Academic Programs is provided by the Estate of Susan Sabel.

Generous funding is provided by endowments established by Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro, The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art, Walter and Jeanne Thayer, and by the gifts of Alan Kanzer. Additional support is provided by the Annual Education Fund.