Programming with Scratch Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair Join Us for an Inspiring Beauty Preview Party Inspiring Beauty Member Night at MODA Design Conversation:  Joy Bivins on Curating Inspiring Beauty The Cultural Experience Project at MODA Save the date for a Holiday Pop-Up Shop at MODA! LEGO Robotics Workshops Kids: Make & 3D Print Superhero Logos or Spaceships Young Explorers: 3D Printing from Minecraft

Programming with Scratch

Programming with Scratch workshops introduce children ages 8-12 to basic programming. Using Scratch, MODA instructors will teach your child to create fun, interactive animations including story boards and games. Scratch encourages kids to innovate, collaborate and reason in a logical and efficient manner. For more information or to register your child for a workshop, click here.

Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

October 19, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair honors the traveling fashion show that brought European couture fashions to the African-American community.

Organized by the Chicago History Museum and featuring iconic garments by Yves Saint-Laurent, Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Pierre Cardin, and others, Inspiring Beauty demonstrates how fashion became a vehicle for empowerment, pride, and achievement.

For information about supporting this exhibition, click here.

Join Us for an Inspiring Beauty Preview Party

Friday, October 17, 2014

Join us for an Inspiring Beauty Preview Party on Friday, October 17, and be among the first to see this exquiste exhibition before it opens to the public.

Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair features ensembles selected from the private collection of the Johnson Publishing Company, founders and presenters of the Ebony Fashion Fair. The exhibition includes garments by iconic designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Pierre Cardin, Emanuel Ungaro, Christian Lacroix, Patrick Kelly and more.

For more information about the Preview Party and to purchase tickets, click here.

Inspiring Beauty Member Night at MODA

Wednesday, October 22, 6-8 PM

Tours of Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair provided by MODA’s Executive Director, Laura Flusche. This is an exclusive opportunity for MODA members to participate in a guided tour of this exhibition at a reduced rate.

Tours begin at 6:15 pm and 7:15 pm and last approx 45 minutes. Space is limited, sign up today to reserve your spot. Cost is $10 and is for MODA members only. Not a MODA member? Join today at http://www.museumofdesign.org/membership or call MODA’s Membership Director Clare Timmerman at 404-979-6455

Design Conversation: Joy Bivins on Curating Inspiring Beauty

Saturday, October 25, 2014 4pm

Joy Bivins, one of the curators of Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair, began working on the exhibition in the spring of 2011 by sorting through the 3500 garments in the collection of the Johnson Publishing Company.

Joy will visit MODA from the Chicago History Museum, where this exhibition originated, to talk about the importance of the Ebony Fashion Fair and the process by which the Inspiring Beauty exhibition was brought into being. She'll provide listeners with an inside look at her work as the curator, explaining how she chose what to include in the show, what she had to leave behind, and why.

Lecture will begin at 4pm. Please arrive 15 minutes in advance to be seated.

Tickets

$15 for MODA members, $20 for non-members Tickets are available online and at the door.

The Cultural Experience Project at MODA

MODA congratulates the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs on the 10th Anniversary of the Cultural Experience Project!

We're thrilled to be part of this important program which affords every Atlanta Public School (APS) student from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade the opportunity to experience the city’s premier art and cultural venues.

This fall, high school students from APS will be visiting our exhibition, Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair, as part of the Cultural Experience Project.

Save the date for a Holiday Pop-Up Shop at MODA!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

On Thursday, December 11 vendors will be setting up at MODA amidst the gorgeous fashions of Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair.

Come support local designers and your design museum in one day. A percentage of sales from this event will benefit MODA, so the more you shop the more you contribute!

LEGO Robotics Workshops

MODA's LEGO Robotics Workshops give kids ages 6-10 an opportunity to challenge themselves by building and programming robots.

Whether your child has attended campMODA, is a robotics expert, or is a first time builder and programmer, our LEGO Robotics Workshops will provide fun learning experiences. At each workshop, kids will learn the basics and then take on an awesome building challenge.

Two-hour workshops are held at the Design Bar in the museum's lobby and are led by enthusiastic LEGO robotics experts. Participation is $25 for Members, $30 for non-Members. Fee includes admission to the museum’s current exhibition for the participant and 1 adult. To register, click here.

Kids: Make & 3D Print Superhero Logos or Spaceships

A workshop for kids aged 8-15 that provides an introduction to designing in 3D space. A MODA Instructor will guide students through the process of creating an objectbefore printing it out on a Makerbot© Replicator© 2 Desktop 3D Printer.

Using Tinkercad, an easy-to-use 3D design software, they’ll learn how to manipulate basic shapes, symbols and texts. Your child will leave the class with a 3D print (in some cases, these may have to be picked up later due to print time) and a basic knowledge of 3D design.

Participation is $25 for Members, $30 for non-Members. For dates and registration, click here.

Young Explorers: 3D Printing from Minecraft

Do you have a child who loves to play Minecraft? In Minecraft, kids are able to build anything they can imagine! Our Young Explorers class lets kids aged 8-15 take that to the next level.

Working in Minecraft, they’ll design a 3D object and then print it on a Makerbot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer and take it home (in some cases, these may have to be picked up later due to print time).

Participation is $25 for Members, $30 for non-Members.

For class dates, times, and registration, click this link
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Programming with Scratch

Programming with Scratch workshops introduce children ages 8-12 to basic programming. Using Scratch, MODA instructors will teach your child to create fun, interactive animations including story boards and games. Scratch encourages kids to innovate, collaborate and reason in a logical and efficient manner. For more information or to register your child for a workshop, click here.

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Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair honors the traveling fashion show that brought European couture fashions to the African-American community.

Organized by the Chicago History Museum and featuring iconic garments by Yves Saint-Laurent, Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Pierre Cardin, and others, Inspiring Beauty demonstrates how fashion became a vehicle for empowerment, pride, and achievement.

For information about supporting this exhibition, click here.

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Join Us for an Inspiring Beauty Preview Party

Join us for an Inspiring Beauty Preview Party on Friday, October 17, and be among the first to see this exquiste exhibition before it opens to the public.

Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair features ensembles selected from the private collection of the Johnson Publishing Company, founders and presenters of the Ebony Fashion Fair. The exhibition includes garments by iconic designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Pierre Cardin, Emanuel Ungaro, Christian Lacroix, Patrick Kelly and more.

For more information about the Preview Party and to purchase tickets, click here.

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Inspiring Beauty Member Night at MODA

Tours of Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair provided by MODA’s Executive Director, Laura Flusche. This is an exclusive opportunity for MODA members to participate in a guided tour of this exhibition at a reduced rate.

Tours begin at 6:15 pm and 7:15 pm and last approx 45 minutes. Space is limited, sign up today to reserve your spot.

Cost is $10 and is for MODA members only.

Not a MODA member? Join today at http://www.museumofdesign.org/membership or call MODA’s Membership Director Clare Timmerman at 404-979-6455

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