Posts tagged ‘Material Lab’
September 14, 2012  |  Events & Programs, Family & Kids
Material Lab Volunteer Stories

Material Lab volunteer Diana Rudner. Photo by Ruth Nordenbrook

Material Lab, MoMA’s popular interactive space for families, recently closed after a year-and-a-half run with over 72,000 visitors. Material Lab was staffed by fantastic facilitators and a rotating roster of 65 dedicated volunteers.

Material Lab Is a Happening Space

Material Lab at MoMA. Photo by Michael Nagle

As the Emily Fisher Landau Education Fellow, I work cross-departmentally to evaluate MoMA’s interpretive resources (labels, audio guides, etc.), exhibitions, programs, and new initiatives by interviewing, observing, and using other methods to help MoMA offer the best visitor experiences possible.

July 6, 2012  |  Events & Programs, Family & Kids
Designing for Accessibility: Material Lab

Third-grade students who are blind or partially-sighted visit Material Lab. Photo: Kirsten Schroeder

As a coordinator of programs for visitors with disabilities at MoMA I am constantly thinking about ways to make the Museum more accessible and engaging.

April 11, 2012  |  Events & Programs, Family & Kids
Come Out and Play: Material Bingo and Games for Learning

Games are a hot topic in museums at the moment. Yet the intersection between art and games is old news. From Marcel Duchamp’s chess obsession to Surrealist parlor games in the 1920s (see: Exquisite Corpse), to more contemporary projects

March 10, 2011  |  Events & Programs, Family & Kids
Making Discoveries: Creating Material Lab

Discovery wall in Material Lab. Photo: Michael Nagle

When my colleagues Cari Frisch, Kirsten Schroeder, and I set out to create our latest interactive space at MoMA, we knew we wanted to focus on artist materials—we just weren’t sure what kinds of interactive experiences to provide.