Mad World vol. 4: Thinking through the MoMA collection
[Image: Fenberger House]
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Part of the appeal of contemporary art is that it is a medium through which we can think about politics, society, and thought. Though it is often said to be a modern art “hall of fame,” the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, which was registered as an educational institution at the start of 1929, plays a key role in connecting artworks and viewers through a carefully organized learning program based on interactive dialog. Its cutting-edge approach to education has led to many of the 200,000 or so items held in MoMA collections now being viewable online, with information about them tailored to children, those with impaired sight, and speakers of languages other than English also available online. At this event, Midori Yamamura, who has been involved with art education at MoMA since 2004, will give a presentation on studying the fundamentals of art history via MoMA’s approach, as well as ways of looking at and thinking about MoMA’s current collections, and discussing how trends in society and thought shape contemporary art. To finish there will be a workshop held with curator Roger McDonald where participants can have a go at curating works from the MoMA collection from their own perspective. The purpose of this event is to think about approaches to the curation of contemporary art and deepen understanding of works in this category.
Speaker: Midori Yamamura (MoMA Lecturer / City University of New York Kingsborough Community College Assistant Professor)
Facilitator: Roger McDonald (MAD Program Director / AIT Deputy Director)
Date: Dec. 8 (Fri) 19:00-20:30, Dec. 9 (Sat) 11:00-12:30, 13:30-16:45 (three sessions in total)
Admission: ¥19,000 (tax not inc., lunch inc.)
★1st session - Lecture: “The history of art education at MoMA and learning Modern Art in 60 minutes” (Dec. 8 (Fri) 19:00-20:30)
★2nd session - Lecture and Discussion: “Re-thinking and re-discovering historical art, new genres” (Dec. 9 (Sat) 11:00-12:30)
★3rd session - Workshop and Discussion: “The practice of curation” (Dec. 9 (Sat) 13:30-16:45 *break inc.)
*Please see the official website for further details and booking information.