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.


Born out of an artist’s SoHo studio in 1988, Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) has built a living collection of over 2,000 works by children from over fifty countries dating back nearly a century, while connecting young New Yorkers to art and artists. In 2021, CMA Executive Director Seth Cameron established The Look Make Show, the first digital commons specifically designed for child-artist-centered learning.

Audience & Programs

Children’s Museum of the Arts serves 135,000 visitors each year in a wide variety of programs.

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Contact Information

  • 103 Charlton Street, New York, 10014
  • (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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