How do children’s books with actual art from renowned artists influence kids? We were thrilled to have Charles Kim, the associate publisher at the MoMA, join us on BoldTV to discuss the MoMA’s line of art-inspired children’s books. During a trip to the MoMA with his daughter, Charles realized there were not many opportunities for children to learn more about art through their pieces and exhibits. Charles decided to take action and launch a line of children’s books that actually have reproductions of art in them.
MoMA’s book, “Young Charlotte, Filmmaker,” was inspired by Charles’ daughter after he caught her filming and taking pictures of him while he was sleeping. MoMA’s newest book to be released on August 22, “Sonia Delaunay: A Life of Color,” tells the story of French painter and designer as she journeys with her son Charles and teaches him about her artistic process.
Charles said kids 4 to 8-years-old are really into the idea of doing things by themselves, so when you show them artwork and explain to them how art is made, they internalize that.
“They say if they can do it, I can do it, and that’s the message we want to communicate,” Charles said.
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