MoMA Community Programs come to TFC!

FUL group with MoMA Teaching Artist (2nd from left, seated)

FUL group with MoMA Teaching Artist Shellyne Rodriguez (2nd from left, seated)

Clients at The Family Center are flexing their creative muscles these days as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has generously brought its Community Programs to our agency!  MoMA fuels creativity, ignites minds, and provides inspiration.  And now this is happening right in the heart of Brooklyn at our Bedford-Stuyvesant office!

This past Thursday, clients in our Familia Unida Latina (FUL), a peer-led Spanish-speaking support group, came together to learn about and explore modern art with MoMA Teaching Artist Shellyne Rodriguez.  After discussion, FUL clients worked with Ms. Rodriguez to create their own totem out of items that reminded them of passed loved ones.  Their piece featured everything from a coffee cup and banana (in memory of a client’s father who lived into his 80’s and drank a cup of coffee and had a banana every day for breakfast) to a small figurine of SpongeBob SquarePants (in memory of one client’s young son who died).  This coming September 2014, FUL clients’ work will be exhibited at MoMA -stay tuned for more details on dates!

FUL group's totem, developed thanks to MoMA Community Programs

FUL group’s totem, developed thanks to MoMA Community Programs

MoMA is also providing free guided tours of their fabulous exhibits.  An English language tour took place this past Saturday, June 7th and a Spanish language tour is scheduled for this coming Saturday, June 14th.

The Family Center and our client families could not be more delighted to be a part of MoMA Community Programs, which make art accessible to all members of our community -including TFC clients!  Thank you, MoMA!