A hands-on learning space at the Museum of Modern Art that allowed visitors of all ages to learn how movement manifests itself in art
While at MoMA’s education department, I co-developed MoMA Art Lab: Movement, an interactive space that invites kids and adults to play, make, and experiment. This iteration of the Art Lab, which receives over 30,000 visitors every year, ran from October through August 2013. Through a number of digital and analog activities, visitors learned about:
- How artists represent movement
- How artists, filmmakers, and others create the perception of movement
- Art objects that move
- Design objects that are used for moving and transportation
- How artists move their bodies to make marks
- How contemporary artists have incorporated performance and dance into their work
I was responsible for conceptualizing the themes and activities, writing and editing educational texts, and working with museum departments and outside partners to design and implement installations and furnishings.
We came up with a number of design principles to inform MoMA Art Lab: Movement:
- Interactive learning is for everyone: Allow for a wide range of ages, from infants to adults, to engage
- People learn in different ways: Create multi-modal experiences that engage different senses and range from passive to active
- Solo and social: Allow for both group and individual play
- Learn from how our visitors learn: Iterate and test activities with visitors of different ages
Armed with these principles, we developed a suite of digital and analog activities to engage and delight audiences.