MoMA PopArt

MoMA PopArt

Mission:
To establish, preserve, and document a high-quality, permanent collection that reflects the vitality, complexity, and unfolding patterns of modern and contemporary art.

Background:
Founded in 1929, the Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to helping people understand and enjoy the visual arts of modern times. PopArt was created by MoMA's youth advisory council as part of the 2008-2009 MoMA Teen Program. YAC participants met weekly throughout the year to develop, create, and implement online and on-site resources and events for their peers.

Outstanding Web Features:
Visitors to the PopArt site click on bubbles floating on the screen to navigate through nearly two hundred MoMA paintings, sculptures, films, and design objects. When a user "pops" a bubble, the screen refreshes itself and new keywords and bubbles representing other works appear. Site visitors can also change the background color via the color wheel located on the site's toolbar and e-mail selected artworks to friends. Saved selections are stored in the "My Selections" area of the Web site and in "Index View" site visitors can see a larger version and learn about each stored piece, including its name, the medium used, and background on the artist.

Associate Educator, Teen Programs: Marit Dewhurst
Main Office:
11 West 53 Street
New York, New York 10019
Tel: (212) 708-9400
E-mail: teenprograms@moma.org
Subjects: arts and culture