Mondays with MoMA are activities for primary and secondary students. Each lesson is inspired by an object in MoMA’s collection, and includes questions that encourage close looking, information about the artist or artwork, and a suggested activity. These lessons—which can be used by themselves or incorporated into a larger unit of study—can be facilitated by a teacher, shared with parents, or followed by a student independently.

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Archive of Lessons

Ibrahim El-Salahi: Depicting hope
Marc Chagall: Real and imagined places
David Hammons: Considering community
SITE: Ideal community
Willie Cole: Composition with an everyday object
Rachel Whiteread: Sketching and transforming everyday objects
Richard Serra: Action words
Judith Scott: Wrapped Sculpture
Martin Wong: Drawing with Words
Remedios Varo: Storytelling
Jean Arp: Chance collage
Max Ernst: Fantastical animal made of rubbings
Chris Ofili: A to Z poem
Helen Levitt: Photographs of everyday moments
Alejandro Otero: Rhythmic collage
Henri Matisse: Cutout
Robert Gober: Still life with everyday objects
Betye Saar: Shadowbox
Anni Albers: Patterns
Cai Guo-Qiang: Found object sculpture stories
Romare Bearden: Neighborhood collage
Jacob Lawrence: Documenting historic and current events
Juan Downey: Redesign a Map
John Baldessari: Repetition and Meaning
Rodney McMillian: Redesign a Space
Max Beckmann: New Year’s Memories
Kazuo Kawasaki: Design a Chair for Yourself
Ed Ruscha: Illustrate a Word or Sound
Dieter Roth: Design a new kind of book
Faith Ringgold: Illustrate events from your life
Joseph Kosuth: Art that makes you think
Leonora Carrington: Character sketch
Jose Clemente Orozco: Create an assemblage
Amanda Williams: Color and Memory
Carrie Mae Weems: Reflecting on everyday moments
Chen Zhen: Construct a paper house
Piet Mondrian: Represent a place with lines, shapes, and colors
Yayoi Kusama: Create an Accumulation


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Family Programs are made possible by the Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Family Endowment Fund.

Generous funding is provided by Brett and Daniel Sundheim. Additional support is provided by the Annual Education Fund.

School and Teacher Programs are generously supported by the Carroll and Milton Petrie Education Program Endowment, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund, and the Mimi and Peter Haas Endowment Fund for Elementary School Programs.

Additional funding is provided by the Ducommun and Gross Family Foundation and by the Annual Education Fund.