Destination: Modern Art is a Web site for children ages five to eight. An interactive online gallery offers an introduction to The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and its affiliate, MoMA PS1. This site gives children the opportunity

  • to learn about works in MoMA’s collection and site-specific works at MoMA PS1
  • to look carefully at works of art
  • to learn about artists, their techniques, and their inspirations
  • to engage in online and at-home activities

We're interested in your comments. Write us at info@moma.org.

Please turn on the volume of your computer to hear text read aloud. Some children may require adult assistance when navigating the activities.

Please note that works featured on the Web site may not always be on view at MoMA or MOMA PS1. If you are interested in viewing a work in person, please check MoMA.org or call the Museum at (212) 708-9400 to see whether it is currently on view. For MoMA PS1, call (718) 784-2084 or visit www.momaps1.org.

Education Programs are made possible by our generous funders.


Icons

Definitions of the icons found throughout the site are listed below.

Choose between viewing introduction again, visting P.S.1, or exiting site
Turn the sound on or off
Move through the Museum
Go to Museum’s galleries
Go to P.S.1
Go to the "About the Site" page
Go to the conclusion
“Listen”—activities that involve sound
“Look”—activities that involve looking closer at the art
“Tools”—activities that involve exploring the processes of art making
“Words”—activities that involve poems and stories
“Idea”—suggestions for at-home art-making activities
“About”—facts about William Anastasi
“About”—facts about Polly Apfelbaum
“About”—facts about Romare Bearden
“About”—facts about Umberto Boccioni
“About”—facts about Marcel Breuer
“About”—facts about John Canemaker
“About”—facts about Piero Gatti, Cesare Paolini, and Franco Teodoro
“About”—facts about Frida Kahlo
“About”—facts about Kazuo Kawasaki
“About”—facts about Ellsworth Kelly
“About”—facts about Pablo Picasso
“About”—facts about Kiki Smith
“About”—facts about Vincent van Gogh

Site Credits

Brian Biggs, Illustrator

The Museum of Modern Art:
Sastry Appajosyula, Former Producer, Digital Media
Allegra Burnette, Creative Director, Digital Media
Yvonne Caravia, Former Intern, Digital Media
Kaitlin Bergner, Former Intern, Digital Media
Shannon Darrough, Media Developer, Digital Media
Cari Frisch, Assistant Educator
David Hart, Associate Media Producer
George Hunka, Producer, Digital Media
Ellen Lindner, Former Associate Producer, Digital Media
Elizabeth Margulies, Educator
Heather Maxson, Educator
K Mita, Associate Director, Digital Media
Deborah F. Schwartz, Deputy Director of Education
Mark Swartz, Writer

Programming support by Veronique Brossier

Voices:
Melanie Monios
Marcie Muscat
Burns Magruder
Claire Corey
Shannon Ali
Kim Donovan
Kate Johnson
Erik Wicker
George Hunka
Sarah Supcoff
David Hart
Bonnie Ralston
Chiara Bernasconi
Kaitlin Bergner

Special thanks to Claudia Altman-Siegel (Luhring-Augustine Gallery), Paola Antonelli, Polly Apfelbaum, Marilena Balbi, Mary Lea Bandy, Candace Banks, Amy Berman (The Art Institute of Chicago) Sara Bodinson, John Canemaker, Jennifer Cho, Stephen Clark, Dennis Doros (Mileston Film and Video), John Elderfield, Sarah Ganz, Jennifer Gray, Alanna Heiss, Anthony Huberman, Lyle Hysen (Beggars Banquet), Kazuo Kawasaki, William Kentridge, Lorraine Lavender (Turner Entertainment Group), Maggie Lederer-D'Errico, Andrew Leslie (Cohan Leslie and Browne gallery), Glenn Lowry, Amy Marshall (The Art Institute of Chicago) John McInerney (Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia), Hiroco Naito, Page Pepper, Johanna Plummer (Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia), Sara Rabinowitz, Charles-Antoine Revol (Donation Jacque Henri Lartigue), Pipilotti Rist, Karen Snider (Children's Museum of Manhattan), Arthur Solway (James Cohan Gallery), Hendrika Sonnenberg & Chris Hanson, Keith Sonnier, Michael Stier (Condé Nast Publications), James Turrell, Jeffrey Uslip, Pierre Vaz, Dean Wareham (Luna), Julia Wynn (United Media), Yo La Tengo, Rachael Zur, and Lynda Zycherman


The "About" activity for Apfelbaum’s Blossom shows an image from The Powerpuff Girls. The Powerpuff Girls and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Cartoon Network, ©AOL Time Warner Company. All rights reserved

The "Look" activity for Apfelbaum's Blossom features a photograph taken by John McInerney.

The "About" activity for Breuer contains a photograph of the Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. Architect: Marcel Breuer and Hamilton Smith (1963–1966). Photograph by Jerry L. Thompson, N.Y.

The "About" activity for Breuer features a photograph taken by Jennifer Gray.

The "About" activity for Canemaker features a photograph of Fred Hersch taken by David Bartolomi.

The activities for Canemaker feature Bridgehampton. 1998. USA. John Canemaker. 7 min. All artwork from the film BRIDGEHAMPTON is © John Canemaker 1998. All Rights Reserved.

The "About" activity for Kawasaki features an image of an artificial heart designed by Kazuo Kawasaki. More information at http://www.kz-design.net.

The "About" activity for Picasso features an image of Face mask. Dan peoples, Ivory Coast. Wood. H. 24.1 cm. The Museum for African Art. Ellen and Jerome Stern. The activity also contains an image of Face mask. Dan peoples, Ivory Coast. Wood. H. 35.6 cm. Private Collection, New York City

The "About" activity for Picasso features an image of: Pablo Picasso. Mother and Child. 1921. Oil on canvas, 56 1/4 x 68" (142.9 x 172.7 cm) The Art Institute of Chicago. Restricted gift of Maymar Corporation, Mrs. Maurice L. Rothschild, Mr. And Mrs. Chauncey McCormick; Mary and Leigh Block Fund; Ada Turnbull Hertie Endowment; through prior gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin E. Hokin. Photo: © The Art Institute of Chicago

The "About" activity for the Sacco chair features an image from PEANUTS © United Feature Syndicate, Inc.

The "Look" activity for Smith's Peacock features images of peacocks taken by users nessmoon and clconroy from the Morguefile.com archive.

Works are from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art.

William Anastasi. 60 Minutes. (1987). Pencil on paper mounted on canvas, 60 7/8 x 108 1/4" (154.7 x 274.8 cm). Gift of Eugene and Barbara Schwartz. © 2008 William Anastasi

Polly Apfelbaum. Blossom. 2000. Velvet and dye, 18’ (548.6 cm) (approx.) diam. Gift of Donald S. Bryant, Jr., Bobbie Foshay-Miller, Ricki Conway, Susan Jacoby, Steven M. Bernstein, Jo Carole Lauder, and Brook Berlind

Giacomo Balla. Swifts: Paths of Movement + Dynamic Sequences. 1913. Oil on canvas, 38 1/8 x 47 1/4" (96.8 x 120 cm). Purchase. © 2003 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome

Romare Bearden. The Dove. 1964. Cut-and-pasted photoreproductions and papers, gouache, pencil, and colored pencil on cardboard, 13 3/8 x 18 3/4" (33.8 x 47.5 cm). Blanchette Rockefeller Fund

Umberto Boccioni. The City Rises. 1910. Oil on canvas, 6'6 1/2 x 9'10 1/2" (199.3 x 301 cm). Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund

Umberto Boccioni. Unique Forms of Continuity in Space. 1913. Bronze (cast 1931), 43 7/8 x 34 7/8 x 15 3/4" (111.2 x 88.5 x 40 cm). Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest

Marcel Breuer. Wassily Chair. 1927–28. Chrome-plated tubular steel and canvas, 28 1/4 x 30 3/4 x 28" (71.8 x 78.1 x 71.1 cm). Manufactured by Standard Möbel, Germany. The Museum of Modern Art. Gift of Herbert Bayer

Imogen Cunningham. Frida Rivera. 1931. Gelatin silver print, 8 1/4 x 6 1/8". Gift of Albert M. Bender

Salvador Dalí. The Persistence of Memory. 1931. Oil on canvas, 9 1/2 x 13" (24.1 x 33 cm). Given anonymously. © 2003 Salvador Dalí, Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Paul Gauguin. Still Life with Three Puppies. 1888. Oil on wood, 36 1/8 x 24 5/8" (91.8 x 62.6 cm). Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund

Kazuo Kawasaki. Carna Folding Wheelchair. 1989. Titanium, rubber, and aluminum honeycomb, 33 x 22 x 35 1/4" (83.8 x 55.9 x 89.5 cm). Manufactured by SIG Workshop Co. Ltd., Ishikawa, Japan. The Museum of Modern Art. Gift of the designer

Vincent van Gogh. The Olive Trees. 1889. Oil on canvas, 28 5/8 x 36” (72.6 x 91.4 cm). Mrs. John Hay Whitney Bequest.

Vincent van Gogh. Portrait of Joseph Roulin. 1889. Oil on canvas, 25 3/8 x 21 3/4" (64.4 x 55.2 cm). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William A.M. Burden, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rosenberg, gift of Nelson A. Rockefeller, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Armand P. Bartos, The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Werner E. Josten, and Loula D. Lasker Bequest (all by exchange)

Vincent van Gogh. The Starry Night. 1889. Oil on canvas, 29 x 36 1/4" (73.7 x 92.1 cm). Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest

George Grosz. The Poet Max Herrmann-Niesse. 1927. Oil on canvas, 23 3/8 x 29 1/8" (59.4 x 74 cm). Purchase © 2003 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Frida Kahlo. Fulang-Chang and I. 1937. Two-part ensemble (assembled after 1939). Part one (.1a–b) 1937, oil on composition board and painted mirror frame (added after 1939). Part two (.2): mirror with painted mirror frame (after 1939) .1a Composition board: 15 3/4 x 11" (39.9 x 27.9 cm) .1b Mirror frame: 22 1/4 x 17 3/8 x 1 3/4" (56.6 x 44.1 x 4.5 cm) .2 Mirror with mirror frame: 25 1/4 x 19 1/8 x 1 3/4" (64.1 x 48.5 x 4.4 cm). Mary Sklar Bequest

Ellsworth Kelly. Colors for a Large Wall. 1951. Oil on canvas, sixty-four panels, 7' 10 1/2" x 7' 10 1/2" (240 x 240 cm). Gift of the artist. © 2008 Ellsworth Kelly

Jacques Henry Lartigue. Un Singer de Courses, Avenue des Acacias, Paris. 1912. Gelatin silver print, 11 3/4 x 15 1/2" (29.8 x 39.4 cm). Gift of the photographer. ©Ministère de la Culture—France/AAJHL

Pablo Picasso. Three Musicians. 1921. Oil on canvas, Oil on canvas, 6' 7" x 7' 3 3/4" (200.7 x 222.9 cm). Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund. © 2006 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Pablo Picasso. She-Goat. 1950 (cast 1952). Bronze, 46 3/8 x 56 3/8 x 28 1/8" (117.7 x 143.1 x 71.4 cm). The Museum of Modern Art. Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund. © 2006 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Pablo Picasso. Night Fishing at Antibes. 1939. Oil on canvas, 6' 9" x 11' 4" (205.8 x 345.4 cm). The Museum of Modern Art. Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund. © 2006 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Pablo Picasso. Guitar. Paris. Sheet metal and wire, 30 1/2 x 13 3/4 x 7 5/8" (77.5 x 35 x 19.3 cm). The Museum of Modern Art. Gift of the artist. © 2006 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Pablo Picasso. La Minotauromachie (Minotauromachy). 1935. Etching and engraving, plate: 19 1/2 x 27 3/8" (49.6 x 69.6 cm); sheet: 22 1/4 x 29 3/16" (56 x 74.2 cm). Edition: approximately 55. Publisher: the artist, Paris. Printer: Atelier Lacourière, Paris. The Museum of Modern Art. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Fund. © 2006 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Pablo Picasso. Guitar. 1913. Pasted paper, charcoal, ink, and chalk on blue paper, mounted on ragboard, 26 1/8 x 19 1/2" (66.4 x 49.6 cm). The Museum of Modern Art. Nelson A. Rockefeller Bequest. © 2006 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Diego Rivera. Flower Festival: Feast of Santa Anita. 1931. Encaustic on canvas,
6' 6 1/2 x 64" (199.3 x 162.5 cm). Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller

Gino Severini. Armored Train in Action. 1915. Oil on canvas, 45 5/8 x 34 7/8" (115.8 x 88.5 cm). Gift of Richard S. Zeisler © 2003 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ ADAGP, Paris

Kiki Smith. Peacock. 1997. Etching, composition and sheet (irreg.): 71 1/2" x 6' 4 3/8" (181.6 x 194 cm). Publisher: unpublished. Printer: Columbia University, New York. Edition: several known variants. Lily Auchincloss Fund. © 2008 Kiki Smith

Edward Steichen. Paul Robeson in “Emperor Jones.” Edward Steichen/Vanity Fair © Condé Nast Publications Inc.: Vanity Fair, August 1, 1933

Andy Warhol. Gold Marilyn Monroe. 1962. Synthetic polymer paint, silkscreened, and oil on canvas, 6' 11 1/4 x 57" (211.4 x 144.7 cm). Gift of Philip Johnson © 2003 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Richard Serra. Intersection II. 1992–93. Weatherproof steel, four identical conical sections, Two sections 13' 1 1/2" (400 cm) high x 51' 9" (1570 cm) along the chord x 2 1/8" (5.4 cm) thick; two sections 13' 1 1/2" (400 cm) high x 50' 9" (1550 cm) along the chord x 2 1/8" (5.4 cm) thick;. Gift of Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder. © 2010 Richard Serra / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Richard Serra. Torqued Ellipse IV. 1998. Weatherproof steel, 12' 3" x 26' 6" x 32' 6" (373.4 x 807.7 x 990.6 cm). Fractional and promised gift of Leon and Debra Black. © 2010 Richard Serra / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Pablo Picasso. She-Goat. Vallauris, 1950 (cast 1952). Bronze, 46 3/8 x 56 3/8 x 28 1/8" (117.7 x 143.1 x 71.4 cm). Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund. © 2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Hector Guimard. Entrance Gate to Paris Subway (Métropolitain) Station, Paris, France. c. 1900. Painted cast iron, glazed lava, and glass, 13' 11" x 17' 10" x 32" (424.2 x 543.6 x 81.3 cm) Each vertical stanchion: 1040 lbs. Horizontal component: 460 lbs. Glazed lava sign: 100 lbs. Gift of Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens

Barnett Newman. Broken Obelisk. 1963–69. Cor-Ten steel, 24' 10" x 10' 11" x 10' 11" (749.9 x 318.8 x 318.8 cm). Given anonymously. © 2010 Barnett Newman Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The Garden activities include an image from Ten Automobiles [MoMA Exh. #541, September 15–October 4, 1953].

The Garden activities include an image of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (Mrs. John D. Rockefeller Jr.) seated at her desk in 1922. Photograph by H.T. Koshiba, courtesy of the Rockefeller Archive Center.


At P.S.1

Jennifer Cho. Haystacks. 2000. Courtesy of the artist


William Kentridge. Stair Procession. 2000. Courtesy Marian Goodman

William Kentridge. Stair Procession. 2000. Torn paper. © 2005 William Kentridge

Sol LeWitt. Crayola Square. 1999. Crayon on cinderblock. Courtesy of the artist. © 2003 Sol LeWitt/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Pipilotti Rist. Selbstlos im Lavabad. 1994. Video installation. Courtesy Kunsthaus Zurich and Luhring Augustine, New York

Hendrika Sonnenberg & Chris Hanson. Baudelaire. 1994. Bronze. Courtesy Cohan Leslie and Brown, New York

Keith Sonnier. Tunnel of Tears. 1997. © 2003 Keith Sonnier/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Lucio Pozzi. Untitled. Painted wood. Dimensions variable


Music

The escalator animation includes an excerpt from "Emerald Board" by Lineland from Logos for Love, 2008. Courtesy Audio Dregs Recordings, audiodregs.com

The "Listen" activity for Picasso’s Three Musicians includes "Suite for clarinet, guitar & voice." Composed and performed by Pierre Vaz.

The "Listen" activity for Boccioni’s Unique Forms of Continuity in Space includes an excerpt from Corale (1921). Written by Luigi Russolo, performed by Antonio Russolo. From An Anthology of Noise & Experimental Music/First A-Chronology 1921–2001. Sub Rosa, Brussels, 2002. Composition © Grammofono, Italy

The "About" activity for Apfelbaum’s Blossom includes an excerpt from “1995.” Performed by Luna. Music by Luna, words by Dean Wareham. Courtesy Jet Set, New York

The "About" activity for Apfelbaum’s Blossom also includes an excerpt from “Little Eyes.” Written and performed by Yo La Tengo. Courtesy Matador Records

The "About" activity for Bearden's The Dove includes an excerpt from "Seabreeze." Written by Fred Norman, Larry Douglas, and Romare Bearden. Publisher unknown. Performed by the Branford Marsalis Quartet from the Branford Marsalis CD Romare Bearden Revealed. Used with the permission of Marsalis Music LLC