Mcn2010 l mazzola_re_examining our objective

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MCN2010 Panelist Lisa Mazzola
re-Examining Our Objective:
Imaging, Accuracy, and Expectations

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Mcn2010 l mazzola_re_examining our objective

  1. 1. Lisa Mazzola, Assistant Director, School and Teacher Programs lisa_mazzola@moma.org January 29, 2015
  2. 2. January 29, 2015 K-12 School and Teacher Programs
  3. 3. We currently offer Educator Guides for teachers. These are lesson plans with images, image-based discussions and activities and resources. Based on research we know these appeal to wider audiences.
  4. 4. MoMA.org Modern Teachers Red Studio Destination Exhibition sites Online Collection MoMAudio and Video Archives, Research, and Conservation iTunes podcasts YouTube Press iTunesU We have additional resources available for both Teachers and Informal Learners.
  5. 5. Both groups want: • Want more images, large images, & details • Like to hear the voice of the artist • Less text • Want narrated videos • Smaller, bundled units of text, images, and video • Links to unfamiliar terms • Annotated images
  6. 6. January 29, 2015 Vir Heroicus Sublimis Barnett Newman (American, 1905-1970)
  7. 7. January 29, 2015
  8. 8. Read students the dimensions of this painting. Ask them to measure it out using string. Ask students to close their eyes and imagine that they were standing in front of this vast red field broken by five thin vertical strips. Ask students how the size of a painting can affect their viewing experience. This painting is so large that when the viewer stands close she is engulfed in the environment it creates. In fact, at Newman's first solo exhibition in 1950, a note from the artist advised, "There is a tendency to look at large pictures from a distance. The large pictures in this exhibition are intended to be seen from a short distance."
  9. 9. Lisa Mazzola, Associate Educator, Teacher Programs lisa_mazzola@moma.org January 29, 2015

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