Posts by Calder Zwicky
July 26, 2012  |  Events & Programs, Family & Kids
Creating Connections/Creating Community: Our Second Biennial Community Partner Art Show

Photography from our Community Partners at Project Luz

Since 2007, MoMA’s Community Partnership program has been working with nonprofit and community-based organizations throughout New York City to create new ways of accessing MoMA’s collection across a variety of educational frameworks. Or at least that’s the nice, compact way that we like to describe the program to others.

MoMA and MoMA PS1 Present: The Cross-Museum Collective

The Cross-Museum Collective hanging out in their natural environment—the galleries at MoMA PS1

This spring, MoMA and MoMA PS1 joined forces to create a cross-museum educational program for teen alumni of previous MoMA courses. Called the Cross-Museum Collective,

CLICK@MoMA: Wearable Technology!

Diana Eng introduces the concept of illuminated fashion

This season, as part of our third CLICK@MoMA digital technology course for teens, we teamed up with the amazing crew over at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center to collaborate on a course that blends cutting-edge technology, beautiful fashion, and MoMA’s collection of incredible artwork into one amazing set of workshops. The teens, under the guidance of Diana Eng, have been hard at work getting their final, technology-based designs ready for another In the Making first: a teen-created, teen-modeled fashion show! Below, Diana shares her thoughts on one of the class’s first successful experiments.

—Calder Zwicky, Associate Educator of Teen and Community Programs

It’s week eight and our Click@MoMA class is preparing for our huge wearable technology fashion show, presented as part of the upcoming In the Making teen art show. On the runway we’ll have inflatable superhero costumes, LED embroidered jackets and tops, and even computer-programmed electroluminescent garments.

April 25, 2012  |  Events & Programs, Family & Kids
My Fake ID: Teens Creating Art as Invented Characters

Creating personas in this season’s My Fake ID course for teens

Inspired by our current Cindy Sherman retrospective, the My Fake ID course for teens has centered around the development of constructed personas.

Daredevils DO what others DON’T!

Shaping molten glass in Art for Daredevils

One of the more viscerally exciting In the Making courses that we’re offering our teens this season is Art for Daredevils: Pranks, Tricks, and Death-Defying Stunts.

January 9, 2012  |  Events & Programs, Family & Kids
VIDEO: In the Making, Spring 2012


Tammy Shell created this amazing stop-motion video to help us advertise our upcoming season of In the Making courses for teens.

December 5, 2011  |  Events & Programs, Family & Kids
Busted? Use Your Head!

One of the cracked busts awaiting repair

99% of the projects that we create with our In the Making teens go off without a hitch, but every so often we find ourselves scrambling to figure out a last-minute solution when something goes wrong.

November 28, 2011  |  Events & Programs, Family & Kids
¡MoMA’s Teen Muralistas!

A Chuck Close-inspired collaborative drawing

Taking inspiration from the current Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art exhibition, the teens enrolled in this fall’s ¡Muralistas! Large-Scale Painting from Around the World workshop have been exploring the power and the excitement of creating enormous public art.

November 21, 2011  |  Events & Programs, Family & Kids
MoMA Teens Presents: A Class With No Name

A Class With No Name: An Experiment in Studio Arts

When we polled teens last year to find out what new In the Making classes they were most interested in seeing on the schedule this fall, the most interesting suggestion that we received was that of creating a class with no set curriculum, rules, or theme.

November 14, 2011  |  Events & Programs, Family & Kids
CLICK@MoMA: Babycastles’ Arcade

Holding one of the Johan Sebastian Joust controllers at Babycastles

For this season of In the Making, as part of our CLICK@MoMA digital media workshops for teens, we brought in the guys from the indie video game collective Babycastles to run a 10-week workshop on the amazing world of interactive technology, consoles, and video games