CMA & Schools

School and Group Visits

CMA’s group visits are supported by professionals who use project-based learning to explore artistic practices.

Your group benefits from our partnership with the NYC Department of Education (DOE).  All of our group programming supports the Common Core State Standards, NYC DOE’s Blueprint Standards for Teaching and Learning in the Visual Arts and the Moving Image, Framework for 21st Century Learning, and Universal Design for Learning.

CMA’s Teaching Artists are practicing artists and educators who provide multi-sensory layers in learning supporting creative problem-solving skills. Teaching artists lead inquiry-based dialogue in the Gallery and Studio encouraging students to apply critical thinking to investigating and creating art.

Learn more about group visit packages below.

October 2018 - June 2019

Workshop Options

  • Early Childhood Museum Explorers (Pre-K, K)This visit is linked to CMA’s Exhibit & School’s Curriculum for students in Early Childhood Programs exploring museums for the first time! Workshops provide sensory experiences that encourage observation, exploration, and creative thinking. Students are encouraged to self-regulate through individual projects and practice important social skills about visiting a community art space.
  • Fine Arts (K-12)Students will participate in an inquiry-based experience with contemporary art in the Gallery and Studio. Students are encouraged to apply critical thinking skills to investigating and creating art. Students will create mixed media projects during their Fine Arts visit.
  • Media Arts (K-12)Students will participate in an inquiry-based experience with contemporary art in the Gallery and Studio. Students are encouraged to apply critical thinking. Students are introduced to techniques in stop-motion animation and work in small groups to create collaborative, short film clips during their Media Arts visit.
  • Accessible Arts (Pre-K-12)Students will participate in an accessible arts experience with contemporary art in the Gallery and mixed media projects in the Studio. Students are provided opportunities to practice educational and social goals in a community setting.

Scheduling & Fees

Days: Select Weekdays

Museum Explorers/Fine Arts Times:

  • GROUP 1: 10:15am – 11:30am (1–30 students)
  • GROUP 2: 10:15am – 11:30am (1–30 students)
  • GROUP 3: 11:15am – 12:30pm (1–30 students)
  • GROUP 4: 11:15am – 12:30pm (1–30 students)

Media Arts Times:

10:30am – 12:15pm (1–30 students)

Fees:

Public & Private Schools:

  • MUSEUM EXPLORERS: $200/visit
  • FINE ARTS: $200/visit
  • MEDIA ARTS: $250/visit

Fee includes: 1 – 30 students & 4 free adults. Additional adults can join us for $13/person.

Accessible Arts – Special Needs Programs & D75 Schools:

  • Museum Explorers: $150/visit
  • Fine Arts: $150/visit

Fee includes: 1 – 15 students & supporting adults

Title 1 Schools: CMA offers a limited number of scholarships through our Title 1 Scholarship Program. If you are a Title 1 school, please apply for a scholarship here. To learn more, contact Mackie at msaylor@cmany.org or 917-409-1225.

Make a Reservation

To make a reservation, please fill out the request form here. For more information, please e-mail Mackie at msaylor@cmany.org or call 917-409-1225.

You must provide a credit card number to hold your reservation. Credit cards will not be charged until the date of your visit, or you can pay by mailed check or pay upon your visit to the museum. We will provide you with a confirmation and invoice e-mail of your reserved visit and receipt of your processed payment.

Title 1 Schools: CMA offers a limited number of scholarships through our Title 1 Scholarship Program. If you are a Title 1 school, please apply for a scholarship here. To learn more, contact Mackie at msaylor@cmany.org or 917-409-1225.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

We ask that you cancel no less than 10 business days prior to your visit. Our staff plans in advance to ensure the best visit for you and your students. Below are the cancellation policies:

  • 10 business days before visit 100% refund
  • After 10 business days before visit: 50% refund
  • 2 business days before visit: No refund

This program is supported, in part, by Affirmation Arts, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council / Cultural After-School Adventures and the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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