CMA Stories

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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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

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

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

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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Virtual reality, real-life Minecraft, kittens in space! CMA’s Video Game Expo on Saturday, Dec. 3, took visitors into the world of video game design where they got to learn all about what it takes to create one. Read more

In this blog post, we highlight 6 contemporary artists of the indigenous peoples of America whose work you may not be familiar with yet. While many of these artists are inspired by the traditional artistic techniques of their ancestors, their work focuses on the contemporary narrative of the modern-day indigenous person. Read more

If you’ve stopped by the museum recently, you may have noticed the geodesic dome that has taken over our Swirl Studio. Read more

This Sunday, October 2, we’ll be celebrating the culture of Argentina with the Friends of Argentine Tango. To get you inspired for Sunday, we’ve put together six fun facts about animals of the Patagonia. Read more

6 Fun Facts About Irish Symbols

In this blog post, we highlight 6 contemporary artists of the indigenous peoples of America whose work you may not be familiar with yet. While many of these artists are inspired by the traditional artistic techniques of their ancestors, their work focuses on the contemporary narrative of the modern-day indigenous person. Read more

CMA swam with the Merfolk of Coney Island this past weekend in the annual Mermaid Parade! After decorating costumes all week at the museum and in a special workshop at Coney Island before the parade,… Read more

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