By Saul Chernick
Artist and Art Educator
Modern art can be pretty tough to appreciate, especially for kids. But with an art educator, MoMA can become an accessible and exciting place for a Sunday 7th grade outing.
I led the way through the Matisse exhibits, explaining the modern technique and style, and helped my student look at the paintings in a whole new way. To keep things active, I gave verbal directions to create an abstract image, inspired by Matisse!
Next was the Surrealist exhibit. With a quick background lesson about the history of the movement, I was able to connect the art with modern science and technology, perfect for a middle-schooler!