Museum Of The Moving Image 40.7563° N -73.924° W

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Update: The Museum is now offering virtual fieldtrips and virtual media workshops!

Museum of the Moving Image is the country's only museum dedicated to the art, history, technique, and technology of the moving image in all its forms. Embracing a wide range of subjects, from nineteenth century optical toys to the latest in digital art, the Museum explores every phase of the production, promotion, and exhibition of moving images. Students visiting the museum can take part in an interactive tour of movie making history in the core exhibition "Behind the Screen," a visit to "The Jim Henson Exhibition," and/or join a variety of multimedia workshops and screening programs.

We are thrilled to announce a full portfolio of virtual fieldtrips and virtual media workshops, adaptable to any age group and subject matter. As we renovate our building for the safety of all visitors, we are currently offering virtual educational programming only, but stay tuned to our website for updates on when we will return to offering in-person tours and workshops (www.movingimage.us/education).

If you are interested in registering for a 5 part media course, combining the online selections, please email studio@movingimage.us.


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36-01 35th Avenue
New York, NY 11106

education@movingimage.us

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Subjects
Arts, Film, Visual Arts, Media/Film, History, Cultural Connections, Music, Theater, Science, Art, Writing, 20th Century, Modern History, Women's History, Immigration, 19th Century, Social Studies, Technology, Math, Current Events
Activities
Virtual Field Trip, Field Trip, Career Talk, Movie, Professional Development
Grades
K 2, 3 5, 6 8, 9 12, Postsecondary, Adult
Cost
Reduced Price For Title 1 Schools
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Learning Experiences

Virtual Field Trip

Virtual Behind the Screen Tour

Behind the Screen Tour
20-60 minutes, Grades 4 - 12, family groups, adults, seniors, and university classes

Students learn about how moving images are made, marketed, and shown, while discovering the many careers open to them in the moving-image industries. Under the guidance of a Museum educator, students actively explore and discuss artifacts and artworks, and experiment with hands-on interactive experiences and demonstrations. This tour serves as an ideal introduction to the Museum and its collection, and discussions can be focused to address the class’ specific curricular needs.

Programs can be offered virtually, with an educator visiting your google classroom or zoom group. You can also request a google classroom or zoom meeting set up by the Museum's education department. Kindly include the number of participants for our records.

Subjects Covered

arts, film, visual arts, media/film

Grades
3-5, 6-8, 9-12, postsecondary, adult
Capacity
100 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
60 min.
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Virtual Henson Tour

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Guided Tour & Workshop
20-60 minutes, Grades 1 - 12, family groups, adults, seniors, and university classes

In this inquiry-based tour of The Jim Henson Exhibition, students explore the creative genius and legacy of Jim Henson, which includes puppets, character sketches, scripts, interactive experiences, and costumes from the worlds of Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, and more.

Programs can be offered virtually, with an educator visiting your google classroom or zoom group. You can also request a google classroom or zoom meeting set up by the Museum's education department. Kindly include the number of participants for our records.

Subjects Covered

arts, music, theater, film, visual arts, media/film

Grades
k-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, postsecondary, adult
Capacity
100 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
60 min.
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Virtual Sci-Fi & Fantasy Tour

20-60 minutes, Grades 4 - 12, family groups, adults, seniors, and university classes
Explore the cinematic innovations of science fiction and fantasy genres with a Museum educator as your guide, in this tour of highlights from both the Envisioning 2001 exhibition and the Museum's core exhibition Behind the Screen on weekends and Friday evenings. Kindly include the number of participants for our records.

Optional: a 2001: A Space Odyseey-centric virtual tour experience

Subjects Covered

history, cultural connections, arts, film, visual arts, media/film

Grades
k-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, postsecondary, adult
Capacity
100 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
60 min.
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Virtual Media Workshops

MoMI Education is currently offering virtual fieldtrips for school groups, as well as tours of our interactive exhibitions and media workshops for all ages. Workshops range from film appreciation and world-building through science fiction to hands-on media-making and puppetry for the screen. Online educational programs are led by museum educators, media artists, filmmakers, and game designers, and each is specifically tailored to the interests of your group. Great for schools, home-school groups, seniors, college classes, and anyone interested in the cinematic arts.

Groups can select one workshop from the list below.

• Character Design Workshop •
Inspired by the Anything Muppets of Sesame Street, students will receive materials to print and, using other objects found around the house, will design and create their own characters.

• World-building with Video Games Workshop •
This is an exploratory course, allowing students to experiment with different types of gaming, from RPG to Twine word-based games. Students will discuss story and play styles and the evolution of gaming.

• Science & Film: Screening & Discussion •
Featuring films supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s film program, students will find where science and the moving image meet, engaging in discussions on scientific and technological themes.

• Living Room Candidate Discussion •
Viewing politicians through a new light, analyzing political advertisements and rhetoric.

• Motion Picture Workshop •
Students engage in hands-on experiences that help them understand the science that underlies our perception of moving images. Students create their own thaumatrope, a Victorian-era optical to make at home. Students need tape, rubber bands, and markers.

• Film Appreciation Workshop •
Learn to see the world through the eyes of a cinematographer in this film appreciation course for teens. Build your understanding of film language through an exploration of the diverse mechanics of cinema. Students will develop an understanding of the tricks of visual storytelling to deliver non-verbal communication and artistic expression.

• Green Screen Workshop •
Students will learn about the history and tools for green screening within the moving image. Through the creation of a green screen set on their own devices, students will use their imagination and materials at home to experiment with illusion- making.

• The Creation & Evolution of Animation •
A workshop that describes the history of animation from hand drawn to motion sensors with Japanese anime.

• Storyboarding Workshop •
Students learn the art of creating storyboards based on a filmmaking idea.

• Music Video Workshop •
Inspired by music, students will create storyboards and a short animated music video.

• DIY filmmaking with smart phones & tablets
Exploring available tools at their fingertips, students will create their own cinematic shorts with their phones, tablets, and computers.

Subjects Covered

arts, film, visual arts, media/film

Grades
k-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, postsecondary, adult
Capacity
100 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
60 min.
Book Now Join Waitlist

Field Trip