Exploring the VW and MoMA partnership for artwork training

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Photograph by Manuel Martagon, courtesy of The Museum of Fashionable Artwork

At its finest, fashionable artwork challenges our manner of seeing the world round us. It’s that sense of innovation, of trying to find new ideas and methods of considering, that has led Volkswagen to companion with The Museum of Fashionable Artwork and MoMA PS1 (MoMA) since 2011.

Photograph by Mark Cole, courtesy of MoMA PS1

Collectively, Volkswagen and MoMA have given life to an array of museum exhibitions, instructional alternatives and particular occasion programming over the previous seven years.
Volkswagen turned lead sponsor of MoMA Training in 2015, supporting efforts to considerably broaden the museum’s digital training efforts, together with free on-line programs and downloadable assets to achieve a world viewers. Along with digital studying, Volkswagen additionally sponsors quite a lot of onsite instructional choices at MoMA that focus on varied audiences, together with teenagers, households, lecturers and people with disabilities.

“VW is the proper companion for MoMA’s instructional applications, as we each embrace an experimental, research-based, global-minded strategy to our work,” says Wendy Woon, the Edward John Noble Basis Deputy Director for Training at MoMA. “We imagine artwork is usually a catalyst for crucial reflection that opens new views and exchanges. Experiences with artwork generate innovation and creativity, and VW has enabled us to deliver artwork into the lives of so many individuals of all ages and skills, regionally, nationally and globally.”

Along with supporting a breadth of teaching programs for artists of all ages and talent ranges, each in-person and on-line, Volkswagen additionally funds programming at MoMA PS1 in Queens, N.Y. MoMA PS1 is without doubt one of the largest non-profit up to date artwork facilities on the earth and features as a residing, respiratory, up to date art-environment for artists and the general public.
As a part of the MoMA PS1 programming, Volkswagen sponsors the VW Fellows Program, a year-long fellowship for aspiring younger arts professionals who’re positioned throughout MoMA PS1 departments and work alongside curators and workers to deal with the every day wants of the museum.

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Left photograph by Kirsten Schroeder; proper photograph by Manuel Martagon, each courtesy of The Museum of Fashionable Artwork

Volkswagen additionally helps the continued, acclaimed VW Sunday Classes efficiency program, offered in MoMA PS1’s VW Dome. The occasion collection spotlights artwork in actual time via weekly dance, music, movie, and efficiency occasions that give artists and the general public a venue for of-the-moment creativity.

“Our partnership with MoMA not solely displays the corporate’s dedication to tradition and the humanities, however permits us to help unimaginable instructional and efficiency programming that impression guests to MoMA and MoMA PS1 from all over the world,” mentioned David Geanacopoulos, Senior Government Vice President for Public Affairs and Public Coverage of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Within the coming months, we’ll additional look at the MoMA and Volkswagen partnership, highlight particular applications, and listen to from MoMA learners who’re benefitting from Volkswagen’s sponsorship. To study extra concerning the MoMA exhibitions and academic programming, click on right here.


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