MoMA Art Lab
Many museums and educational organizations create apps to accompany their exhibits and collections. It’s a great way to take a virtual field trip to the Museum of Modern Art. MOMA Art Lab features 9 different activities that explore the use of shapes and lines in unique ways. For example, create a virtual mobile and watch it move, or create a collage and shake your iPad to reconstruct the collage. MOMA matches an artist’s work with the activity to educate children about modern art while creating their own masterpieces. KinderTown really likes how the activity directions can all be read aloud to children making the app accessible to children as young as four. In addition, there is a light-bulb icon which provides ideas for creating your own artwork. The app allows children to save their work within the app. MOMA Art Lab is free, and appropriate for children ages 4-8.
From the Developer
MOMA is home to the world's finest collection of modern and contemporary art, The Museum of Modern Art is a place that fuels creativity, ignites minds, and provides inspiration. Now you and your kids can explore how artists use line, shape, and color, and create your own artwork inspired by MoMA's collection. Artists featured in the MoMA Art Lab app include Henri Matisse, Elizabeth Murray, Jean (Hans) Arp, and others.
Get creative and use the MoMA Art Lab app to create a sound composition, a shape poem, a group drawing, and more, then save and share your artwork (parental setting available). Digital play is a great way for families to learn about art, discover artists' processes and inspirations, and spend time together.
The MoMA Art Lab app is intended for ages seven and up.
A Parents' Choice Silver Award Winner
"All in all, this is a wonderful way to introduce young learners to the masterful works of modern and contemporary art housed at MoMA."
—Parents' Choice Foundation
• Create and save your own artwork
• Play with shapes, lines, and colors
• Activities inspired by works of art, including:
o Create a sound composition
o Draw with scissors
o Make a line design
o Collaborate on a group drawing
o Create a shape poem
o Make a chance collage
• Creative prompts for extra inspiration
• Audio for pre-readers
• Learn about works of art at MoMA. Artists include Henri Matisse, Elizabeth Murray, Jean (Hans) Arp, Jim Lambie, Brice Marden, and others.
• Share your artwork with others
Please note that the sharing function in this app, which permits the user to share artwork with MoMA, and with others by e-mail or Twitter, is turned off by default so that parents can decide whether to permit their child to share their artwork. Instructions for enabling sharing can be found in the Information/For Parents section of the app.