CMA Stories

November’s Reading List

Thanks to our friends at the Hudson Park Library! Our neighborhood Children's Librarian Kristy Raffensberger shares her November Reading List. Read more

CMA’s Indigenous Peoples Cultural Festival will be held on Sunday, November 4th in partnership with Redhawk Native American Arts Council. We invite you to learn some Lenape words in our Sound Booth workshop, the first language spoken in Lower Manhattan! Read more

How-To: The Drawing Game

This November, CMA is exploring equity through art making! How do you define community? Get to know your community through this fun, easy game! Read more

As our month of Environmentalism comes to a close, we reflect on our neighbors doing great work in urban gardening and environmental sustainability over at Sixth Street Community Center. Get to know Program Director Jen Chantrtanapichate and these youth community leaders! Read more

CMA is hosting a Town Hall on Sunday, October 21 featuring Shane Aslan Selzer and her son Sekou Ross-Selzer as panelists. Shane is an artist, writer and organizer whose practice develops micro-communities where artists can expand on larger social issues such as exchange, critique and failure. Get to know her below! Read more

In a special How-To in October's month of celebrating Environmentalism, we've teamed up with Ishizaka Group to make Floating Houses! Read more

CMA is teaming up with For Freedoms in their 50 State Initiative to present a Town Hall on Sunday, October 21. For Freedoms co-founder Eric Gottesman is also featured in our current exhibition, Art & Activism: Drawing the line. Learn more about his work! Read more

October’s Reading List

Children's Librarian Kristy Raffensberger of NYPL's Hudson Park branch shares her Reading List for the month of October! Read more

Groove to your beat! Guest Teaching Artist Juan Carlos Polo will be teaching us all about the percussion instruments and techniques unique to this genre at our Peruvian Cultural Festival on Sunday, October 7th. Read more

This October, CMA is exploring environmentalism through art making! What do you care most about? Share it with a DIY planter you can create with this simple how-to project. Read more

September’s Reading List

Did you know our neighborhood New York Public Library branch creates a Reading List for CMA each month? Read more

Deepti Sunder is an illustrator and teaching artist at CMA. Recently, Sunder lead a Fine Arts Outpost, a free art making opportunity open to the public that encourages community through art making. Families and children enjoyed a respite... Read more

We will be creating hidden meaning posters inspired by The Polish School of Posters in the gallery on Sunday, September 23rd during our Polish Cultural Festival. Learn more about techniques artists use to hide messages in their work! Read more

Summer Art Colony campers created inspirational posters, made art in miniature scale, and more. Check out photos and videos from the week of August 6 to August 10! Read more

How-To: Say It Loud! Megaphones

This September, CMA is building civic engagement through art making! What do you care most about? Share it with a DIY-megaphone you can create with this simple how-to project. Read more

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