New MoMA exhibit displays Lantern artists’ works

Lantern Community Services residents and staff take a selfie in front of their work 'Block Party', on display at MoMA

Last week, a small group of Lantern residents realized the artists’ dream: to have their work displayed at the Museum of Modern Art.

‘Block Party’, created by Lantern’s Clover Hall art group, is a vibrant block-printed “map”, showing how they experience their Brooklyn neighborhood. On televisions nearby, Lindenguild Hall artists Mike and Richard narrate their fascinating life stories, inspired by Bouchra Khalili’s Mapping Journey Project, to recount their journeys from homelessness to a secure home.

MoMA’s Community Partnership Show only happens every two years, displaying a small selection of works from their art education partnerships with community organizations across New York City. Lantern was thrilled to have our artists’ works selected in our first year of partnership with MoMA, and to be shown alongside other thought-provoking works from other community organizations advancing social justice in the city.

“What If We…” challenges us to think about what can change when we come together and see the world from a different perspective. The show is free and open to the public in MoMA’s Education and Research Center until November 30, 2016.

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