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

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  • 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

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

School is finally out for the summer, so we’ve rounded up a number of fun, FREE family events to add to your calendar. Enjoy outdoor movies under the sunset, make art on historic Governors Island, spend an evening at CMA...the creative fun awaits!
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Children’s Museum of the Arts is excited to host a family-friendly Pride festival this month. Get ready for the festival with this list of picture books on pride and gender expression that our local librarian, Kristy Raffensberger from the NYPL branch at 66 Leroy Street, put together for us. Read more

This past weekend, CMA animated film, Dear Girls of the Future, was invited to the Tribeca Film Festival to screen as part of the Downtown Youth Behind the Camera program. Read more

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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