Join us for our 2nd annual PRIDE Cultural Festival on Sunday, June 10, 2018. The museum will run special workshops and performances celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in recognition of Pride month. 10-year-old drag kid Desmond Napoles, “Desmond is Amazing,” will host this year’s festivities as CMA’s Pride Mayor with Special Story Time guest Marti Gould Cummings.
Join us for a Mini-Vogue Ball led by Desmond is Amazing and Quenton Stuckey. Stuckey is dance artist and vocalist skilled in many forms of expression including performance, movement and film. Visitors are encouraged to stop into the Fine Arts studio to get runway ready!
Marti Gould Cummings, referred to as, “One of NYC’s most prevalent Drag Queens,” by Out Magazine, will join as a Story Time guest to read books recommended by New York Public Library. Marti is a singer, performer, comedian and drag artist who has promoted awareness for many LGBT charities through his drag persona, including The Ali Forney Center, GMHC, The Hetrick Martin Institute and Bailey House.
Super Personas: Sculpt a miniature version of yourself in today’s Clay Bar workshop referencing artists who inhabit a persona as a performance of their unique super-selves, including Ziggy Stardust, Juliana Huxtable, Mariko Mori, Cindy Sherman, Frida Kahlo and Kehinde Wiley!
Power Anthems: Reclaim and remix pop music in today’s Sound Booth workshop! We will use instruments and recording software to create funky tracks inspired by Madonna, Prince, Elton John, George Michael, Ricky Martin, Melissa Etheridge and more!
The Art of Gabby Rivera: Inspired by cartoonist Gabby Rivera, young artists will bring scenes from her comic America to life and use themes of superheros and justice to create action packed stop motion animation clips!
Identity Quilt: Inspired by the 2017 book and artist collective, Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community, young artists will collage self portraits using yarn and fabric, highlighting something that makes them unique, compliment another, then add their piece to the collaborative CMA “Identity Quilt.” Young artists will examine concepts of interconnectivity, acceptance and community. This collaborative project will develop over the week,
Raúl de Nieves inspired Faux Stained Glass Project: Inspired by the faux stained glass mural by Raúl de Nieves in the 2017 Whitney Biennial, visitors will create their own “stained glass” artworks. Nieves’ mural celebrates the journey of his life by using the artwork as a “remembrance” and pushing the boundaries of a traditional art medium by creating it with paper, wood, glue, tape, beads, and acetate sheets. In the same spirit as Raul de Nieves, young artists will use everyday accessible materials to illustrate and illuminate their own journeys.
Runway Ready: Young artists will look closely at fashion icons such as Alexander Mcqueen, Grace Jones and Lady Gaga to find inspiration for their own unique runway-ready wearable sculpture! Museum visitors will use giant coffee filters, pom poms, feathers and more to create their fabulous upcycled designs.
Visitors are invited to contribute to a Keith Haring Inspired Interactive Project curated by CMA’s Young Artist Kollective (YAK) is a free community program providing emerging young artists in 6th-9th grade with exclusive studio space and materials, artistic and technical guidance, opportunities to meet with guest artists, monthly art parties, and a chance to learn about professional opportunities across the art world.
Other confirmed partners include:: Big Gay Ice Cream, Billy’s Bakery and New York Public Library
Inspired by Dustin Yellin's layered glass collages, museum visitors will get to make a layered landscape of an underwater scene! Young artists will be able to collage directly onto acetate sheets and layer each collage to create a landscape with depth and perspective.
Elissa Levy's bridge installation Difficult Conditions was inspired by a gardening book. In this workshop museum guests will get to bind their own gardening books! They can then use collage and drawing to fill their books, or take it out into the world to document nature in the city!
Inspired by Elissa Levy's Difficult Conditions young artists will create their own DIY garden wallpaper using stamps and collage of nature images.
In Diana Shpungin’s, “Fixed Mirrors,” the artist creates a series of paper casts of cracked mirrors as a symbolic gesture of reversing bad luck. For today’s workshop museum guests will emulate this process by designing their very own "reverse bad luck charms" to wear out of the museum and into…
Yarn bombing is the action of covering objects or public places with colorful coils of yarn! Join CMA teaching artists as we celebrate this style of street art by turning our studio into a gigantic soft sculpture!
Today in the open studio young arts will be designing and creating their very own take-home binoculars! For this project museum guests will experiment with cardboard, cellophane, cone cups and more.
Did you know that man first landed on the moon on July 20, 1969! Celebrate this great accomplishment by building your own rocket ship, planet, moon, or alien. Let's take a trip to space!
Inspired by Scale: Possibilities of Perspective museum guests will create larger than life drawings of small every day objects. Looking at an array of things like leaves, matchbox cars, seashells and more, visitors will be encouraged to playfully reimagine what a still life can be by drawing magnified versions of…
Looking at Patrick Jacobs' piece "Window with View of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Gowanus Heights" in the gallery, museum guests will get to create their own tiny 3D rooms! Young artists will get to experiment with materials like pipe cleaners, wire, tooth picks and other mini building materials.
Inspired by Diana Shpungin's paper cast series titled "Fixed Mirrors" on view in our gallery, young artists will experiment with the Fine Arts printing press to emboss wire designs into paper.