MoMA for Kids

As it often does, the Museum of Modern Art is simultaneously looking forward and back in design – this time, with children. The MoMA recently announced the first large-scale survey of 20th-century design for children, “Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000.” The show opens on July 29, examining the “modernist preoccupation with children and childhood as a paradigm for progressive design thinking.”

MoMA also just announced the release of their art-making app, “Art Lab.” The application is designed to help kids make and understand art, to “think about artistic processes and experiment with shapes, lines, and colors-inspiring digital play.” Kids and adults can both learn about iconic designs for children at the show, or make new art of their own with the app.