CMA Stories

How-To: Shoebox Pinball

Pinball is a classic arcade game played by flipping a ball around a course to score points. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to make your own pinball game with materials you can find around your apartment!
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This Sunday, April 9, we will be celebrating Egyptian culture with the Egyptian Celebration Company. Join us for workshops and performances inspired by Egyptian artistic traditions, such as mythological hybrid masks, collaborative pyramid sculptures, and stories from the Nile River.
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CMA intern Jack Adam has been with CMA since the summer of 2016. When he isn’t assisting the Fine Arts Department, Jack can usually be found traveling around Brooklyn and Manhattan with a camera in hand. Jack’s artwork has earned him nineteen Scholastic Art Awards, including a gold key for his photograph of a skateboarder napping in Tompkins Square Park, which is currently on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through Memorial Day weekend.
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Welcome to our first ever How-To Tuesday! Every other Tuesday we will be sharing a simple how-to guide so you can recreate some of our most popular studio activities at home. These workshops have simple materials that you can often find around the apartment or at your local craft store. For our first How-To Tuesday, we will be sharing how to paint with golf balls! Read more

Cinema Shorts Art Colony Projects

Projects created during Cinema Shorts Art Colony Day Camp classes! Read more

Shadow Puppets Art Colony Projects

Projects created during Shadow Puppets Art Colony Day Camp classes! Read more

Projects created during Art Around the World Art Colony Day Camp classes! Read more

Clay Bar Masters, a clay sculpture and animation class, is the museum’s most popular after school class every semester. It’s no wonder why. In each class, young artists get an hour and a half of undivided attention from CMA’s talented Teaching Artists and unlimited access to the Clay Bar to create magical creatures, clay portraits, mini sculptures and more. Read more

Printmaking Art Colony Projects

Projects created during Printmaking Art Colony Day Camp classes! Read more

Virtual reality, real-life Minecraft, kittens in space! CMA’s Video Game Expo on Saturday, Dec. 3, took visitors into the world of video game design where they got to learn all about what it takes to create one. Read more

In this blog post, we highlight 6 contemporary artists of the indigenous peoples of America whose work you may not be familiar with yet. While many of these artists are inspired by the traditional artistic techniques of their ancestors, their work focuses on the contemporary narrative of the modern-day indigenous person. Read more

  • Posted in News
  • on October 11, 2016
GirlStories Begins its Fall Season!

GirlStories, the museum’s free after school program for teen girls, is back and off to an exciting start! Read more

If you’ve stopped by the museum recently, you may have noticed the geodesic dome that has taken over our Swirl Studio. Read more

This Sunday, October 2, we’ll be celebrating the culture of Argentina with the Friends of Argentine Tango. To get you inspired for Sunday, we’ve put together six fun facts about animals of the Patagonia. Read more

In Ceramic Sculpture, students explored a variety of sculpting techniques that included sgraffito, hand building, slab building and many more. Read more

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