Posts tagged ‘teens’
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.

Living Art: MoMA Teens Collaborate with Artist Paula Hayes

Paula Hayes and the Art and Science teens working on our living sculptures

What does it mean to own an artwork that will never look the same from one month to the next? And how does an ever-changing, living sculpture tweak our preconceptions of what it means to conserve an artwork for posterity?

April 4, 2011  |  Events & Programs
Educator Journal: Stop or I’ll Shoot! Performance and Photography

Teens displaying their photographic masks in Central Park

Through a series of adventurous performance-based actions, the teens in our “Stop Or I’ll Shoot!” workshops have formed themselves into a functioning arts collective to negotiate and investigate ideas surrounding public and private space, altered perceptions, and challenging interactions.

August 18, 2010  |  Events & Programs
Lady Gaga Did Not Attend This Opening

Photo by Brenda Zamora

You probably didn’t hear about the huge exhibition opening last week at MoMA—it didn’t make the front page of The New York Times Arts or Style sections; no one was interviewed on NPR about it; no pictures of the artists appeared on Art Fag City. And yet it was definitely the place to be if you are interested in mingling with the freshest faces in contemporary art.

August 4, 2010  |  Events & Programs
What I Did Last Summer

In the Making Alumni, Summer 2010, during the artmaking workshops.

We’re all familiar with the time-honored “What I 
Did Last Summer” essay. For many of us, this dreaded homework 
assignment meant trying to glamorize the hours we spent busing tables at a local restaurant or counting license plates on a family road trip. But for five hundred New York City teens, “What I Did Last Summer” is a 
chance to revisit their experience as participants in The Museum of 
Modern Art’s intensive studio art program, In the Making: Summer at 

July 21, 2010  |  Events & Programs
Brushes, Canvases, and Paint Optional

What’s so unconventional about painting?  According to the teens in MoMA’s Unconventional Painting class, a lot.

May 10, 2010  |  Events & Programs, Tech
PopArt Wins a People’s Voice Webby Award!

Congratulations to the teens from the MoMA Teen Voices Project for their hard work on the website PopArt, which recently won a People’s Voice Webby in the Art category. The Teen Voices Project (formerly the Youth Advisory Council), a group of sixteen students from New York City high schools, collaborated with MoMA Staff to design the interactive site.

Participants from the 2009-10 Youth Advisory Council

Faced with the challenge of creating an educational resource that other teens could use to engage with MoMA, the team started by learning about and analyzing existing interactive educational activities, websites, and technology-based communication projects. After countless debates on the purpose of education, the coolest parts of MoMA, and strategies to make MoMA more accessible to teens, the team identified a vision for their project: to create an online tool for people of all ages to interact with and respond to modern art, to reveal unexpected connections between works of art, and to trust in their own “gut” feelings about art.