CMA Stories

School & Community Programs Coordinator Mackie Saylor discusses her artistic journey and the enduring influence of her artist parents. Read more

CMA chats with Mia Erdos about her experience as a CMA Teaching Artist and her artistic practice. 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

The Open House school visited CMA recently to learn about our exhibition, Scale: Possibilities of Perspective. Teaching Artist Ciara Ruddock led the group through the gallery... Read more

As the school year comes to a close, so does our semester of Young Artist Kollective, our after school mentorship program for tweens age 12 - 15. This spring, YAK tweens have been busy learning various techniques and experimenting with process based work. 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

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

stART 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

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

Considering enrolling your child in an after school class? Learn more about the program from Gabby, one of our Teaching Artists. Read more

Arya’s Boot House

Using studio architect tools such as T-squares, rulers, compasses, protractors, x acto blades and writing utensils, Arya created Boot House from two-dimensional drawings turned into three-dimensional structural spaces with cardboard. Read more

India Jolie loves ice cream so much, she decided to turn her passion for the sweet treat into a business. With the help of family and friends, India raised enough money last summer to purchase an Italian Ice cart. Read more

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