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The MoMA closes for renovations this weekend, but there's good news for little artists

The MoMA closes for renovations this weekend, but there's good news for little artists
Rendering: Courtesy Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Heads up! 

The beloved Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is taking a recess from June 15–Oct 21. During the closure, the iconic attraction will undergo an extensive renovation and reorganization of its galleries, a $450 million undertaking according to The New York Times. While we know you and your family will miss its great treasures, this highly-anticipated project will accommodate more artwork and exciting additions such as The Studio, which will feature live programming and performances.

"The real value of this expansion is not just more space, but space that allows us to rethink the experience of art in the Museum,” said Glenn D. Lowry, The David Rockefeller Director of The Museum of Modern Art.

Before saying goodbye, stroll through the galleries for good old-fashioned art inspo, courtesy of exhibitions like “Joan Miró: Birth of the World” and “Constantin Brancusi Sculpture."

If the four-month hiatus is too lengthy for your young Picassos, we have some good news.

While the construction is underway this summer, the MoMA will still keep families entertained with fun art classes for kids

Venture downtown to the MoMA Design Store in Soho and let the Museum's experts lead your young artists in fun projects and cool things to do with kids. OH! And these workshops are free. On July 14 and Aug 4 from 11am–1pm, kiddos 5 and up are encouraged to participate in Art Making with MoMA, which could have your tiny creatives designing their own toys or using the Museum's work as inspiration for their own collages. The artistic possibilities are endless! 
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During the four-month renovation, be sure to stop by our favorite kids' museums and new exhibits. Don't forget that MoMA PS1 will remain open during this project. 

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