CMA Stories

6 Fun Facts about Mereng

We will be creating colorful doorways inspired by Haiti’s Jalouzi community in Fine Arts, sculpting the coral reefs of Haiti in the Clay Bar, creating Compas inspired music in the Sound Booth and more! To get us ready for the festival, here are 6 fun facts about Mereng... Read more

We will be creating constellation-styled maps inspired by contemporary Moroccan artist Bouchra Khalili in the Fine Arts Studio, sculpting the animals of Morocco in the Clay Bar, creating Gnawa inspired music in the Sound Booth and more! To get us ready for our musical creations in the Sound Booth, here are six fun facts about Gnawa music... Read more

How-To: Yarn Animals

We are bringing you a new How-To Tuesdays! Today we are sharing how to make fuzzy yarn animals! Read more

Throughout the festival we will be creating layered mixed media art inspired by Shahzia Sikander in Fine Arts, remixing Pakistani Pop in the Sound Booth, sculpting the fauna of Pakistan in the Clay Bar, and more! To get us ready to dance to our creations in the Sound Booth, here are six fun facts about traditional Pakistani dances... Read more

How-To: Eco-Friendly Puppets

We are bringing you a new How-To Tuesdays! Today we are sharing how to create eco-friendly puppets. Read more

How-To: H is for Helmet

We are bringing you a new How-To Tuesdays! Today we are sharing how to turn the letter "H" into a sports helmet. Read more

Join us on Sunday, February 11 for a celebration of the culture of Taiwan. Taiwan has a rich Indigenous history that is still widely celebrated by its people. To learn more about Taiwan’s unique culture, check out these fun facts. Read more

How-To: Map Paper Garland

We are kicking off a new year of How-To Tuesdays! Today we are sharing how to create a miniature clothesline. Read more

British artist Ian Berry created The Secret Garden to be a place of wonder and imagination. Each detail is created from layers and layers of denim. Read more

6 Fun Facts About Bebop

On Sunday, January 28, the spirit of the legendary Savoy Ballroom will fill the museum with an interactive dance presentation by The Harlem Swing Dance Society. To get ready for the dance workshops, check out 6 fun facts about bebop, a style of music that came out of Harlem. Read more

Painter Katie Rodgers' work is inspired by the movements and beauty of dance, featuring lots of color and and organic shapes. In November, Katie joined our inclusive class for children with physical disabilities to lead an animation workshop. Read more

How-To: Mini Clothesline

We are kicking off a new year of How-To Tuesdays! Today we are sharing how to create a miniature clothesline. Read more

Akiko Maruyama is a Media Lab teaching artist who has been teaching animation to visitors at CMA for a little over two years. During winter break, Akiko will be teaching four animation art colony camps that explore everything from claymation to special effects! We asked Akiko to tell us about what to expect in one of her classes as well as a bit about her artistic practice. Read more

  • Posted in News
  • on November 28, 2017
CMA X Brooklyn Cloth for Giving Tuesday

For Giving Tuesday, Children's Museum of the Arts teamed up with Brooklyn Cloth to create a Limited Edition Capsule Collection. 100% of proceeds go to CMA. Read more

WEE Arts Teaching Artist Kathleen Armenti has been creating art with toddlers at CMA for over two years now. Her singing voice shines at music time, and her creativity inspires children while they build with blocks, collage and paint.
Outside of CMA, Kathleen has been working on a solo cabaret show where she performs as the character Sadness from the beloved family movie Inside Out. Read more

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