CMA Stories

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

Wanting to broaden her illustration work, Annie started making temporary tattoos last year. That led her to apply for a spot in the 2016 Union Square Holiday market where she sold her first big collection of temporary tattoos, stickers and cards, and she’s been running the business ever since. Read more

For In Practice: Works in Progress, the east end of our gallery was decked out in cardboard building facades and construction walls created by artist Lisa Marie Ludwig. Over the course of the exhibition, children joined Lisa to create relief sculptures of facades of recently torn down buildings, as a way to remember and document the city's transforming neighborhoods. Read more

Celebrate the diverse cultures of Indigenous Peoples with CMA on Sunday, November 12. There will be arts and musical workshops inspired by traditional and contemporary arts practices within the Indigenous community. Let’s learn together!
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If you visited CMA this fall, you might have seen Ezra Wube painting in our gallery. Ezra was one of five artists in In Practice: Works in Progress, an exhibition that invited artists to recreate their studios in CMA’s gallery and collaborate on artworks with our visitors. Read more

On Sunday, October 15 we will be celebrating the culture of Colombia at the museum. Join us for a day of workshops and musical performances inspired by Colombian artistic traditions! Read more

ast semester, the Inclusive Sunday class for ages 8+, collaborated with local musician Elizabeth and the Catapult to create a music video inspired by the song "Underwater." Watch their finished film! Read more

Summer Art Colony campers created spooky movies, built model homes, painted portraits and more. Check out photos and videos from the week of July 31 - August 4! Read more

The new Smorgasburg in Hudson Square features designs by students from CMA. Learn more about their work. Read more

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