Curate Your Own Online Back-to-School Photo Collection, Win a Prize for Best Set

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Andy Warhol, Desktop, Unknown; Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
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Scott Fortino, Jenner School, Alphabet, 1998; MoCP permanent collection
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Jack Delano, Little Girl Under Portrait of G. Washington, P.R., 1947, printed 1978; Extended loan of the Baum Family Collection

No more pencils. No more books. Instead, the MoCP is celebrating the new semester with a back-to-school inspired collection of photographs from its online archives. And it’s calling on you to do the same! The MoCP will award a prize to the top collection.

To curate your own online collection, go to the MoCP’s Collections page and register to create an account. From there, use the advanced search feature to scroll through the museum’s permanent collection—which includes many photographs that have not been publically displayed in years—and choose photos to include in your own, personally-curated, back-to-school “group.”

To share a group, simply create and send a Share ID to your friends who are also logged onto the system, or enter into the MoCP’s contest by posting either your Share ID or a link to your set in the comments section below!

Lacking inspiration? Use the Share ID 6cl5wiq3 to view the museum’s sample collection, which assembles seemingly disparate artists like Andy Warhol, Scott Fortino and Jack Delano to examine the common threads in their photographs regarding education as an institution.