About CMA

Our Mission and History


Children’s Museum of the Arts unites children and artists to create and share ambitious works of art with their communities and the world.


Since 1988, Children’s Museum of the Arts has been changing the way people value our youngest artists and their aesthetic contributions to the world. In 2022, pledging to make all of our programs 100% free of charge, we closed our fee-for-service facility at 103 Charlton Street to follow a new North Star: maximizing accessibility to excellent progressive arts education for all children.

Audience & Programs

Children’s Museum of the Arts serves 150,000 visitors each year in a wide variety of programs.

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Contact Information

  • (212) 274-0986
  • info(at)cmany(dot)org

Children’s Museum of the Arts Permanent Collection

Explore our permanent collection, comprised of over 2,000 pieces of children’s artwork from around the world.

Meet Our Staff

Meet the people working behind the scenes.

Board of Directors

Meet our dedicated Board of Directors.

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