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 Through slightly disarming, curious, and unconventional surprises, we use creativity, design thinking and humor to provide an entry point into positive change making. Our interactive projects, workshops, events and machines challenge complex systems of thought. The results provide participants an invitation and the means to live better, collectively, in our communities. 


Libby Modern

Libby has been working as an artist and a designer for many years. After graduating from Princeton University, Libby studied design and art direction at the Creative Circus in Atlanta, GA. She cut her teeth in the design world of San Francisco, then co-founded Half-Full, an award-winning design studio dedicated to providing creative communications strategies for non-profits. After 15 years of working with clients such as Greenpeace, The Jane Goodall Institute, and Defenders of Wildlife, all while painting on the side, Libby mixed them up, combined them and founded Modern Art. 

Get in touch with her here.


Partners and Collaborators:

Mary Schroeder
Whether its keeping our books straight, keeping us on deadline, organizing our crazy ideas, or better yet, coming up with those crazy ideas, the wonderful Mary always keeps us ON TASK.

Bri Gallic
Bri walked into the studio like a gift from the gods! As an intern at Modern Art, Bri did everything from graphic design to making chair sculptures to sewing massive curtains to managing clients to… well, everything. After graduating from Drexel with a design degree, Modern Art has been lucky enough to have Bri back in the studip working her magic.

Michelle Johnsen
Michelle is one of our favorite photographers and one of our favorite people. Modern Art, and Lancaster, wouldn't be anything without Michelle. Check out her work here.

Series 42
Fritz and Scott from Series 42 create unique musical experiences by partnering with an assortment of venues and partners to bring live original music to Lancaster and the Central PA region. We are pretty dang lucky that they like having concerts at our messy studio. 

Sara Code-Kroll
Speaking of favorite photographers and favorite people, let's talk about the amazing Sara. Code's been there, collaborating with us on many of our favorite projects with her beautiful photos (many of which you see here).  Check out her work here.

Joanna Davis Seedorf
Jo was Modern Art's wonderful co-collaborator from 2012-2017 and was instrumental in the creation of many of Modern Art's projects (and Modern Art in general!) She is now kicking ass as Lancaster's Director of Public Art.