CMA Stories

Redhawk Native American Arts Council is helping CMA share the CIVICKIDS theme of Celebration this May! Learn more about this vibrant organization. Read more

CMA celebrates its 30th birthday this year! Learn about what makes CMA unique — from its humble beginnings in a Greenwich Village apartment to its current state-of-the-art location in Soho. Read more

As our month of Sustainability comes to a close, we reflect on our neighbors doing great work by using science, art, and design to tackle the challenges of climate change over at the Climate Museum. Get to know these community leaders! Read more

On Sunday, May 5, CMA celebrates the traditional and contemporary art of Japan with our Japanese Cultural Festival. Learn more about Reiwa, Japan's new era! Read more

Shubho Nabobarsho! CMA invites you to our Bangladeshi Cultural Festival on Sunday, April 7.
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Raise your voice! Our Sound Booth workshop is inspired by Spoken Word during our Black Culture Festival on Sunday, February 24th. Read more

Tell your story! Our Media Lab workshop is inspired by Vietnamese Water Puppetry (Múa rối nước cổ truyền) during our Vietnamese Cultural Festival on Sunday, February 10th. Read more

CMA’s NYC Cultural Festival takes place on Sunday, January 27, and this year it's all about Queens! We invite you to learn a little bit more about CMA Teaching Artists from NYC's largest borough at this weekend's Fine Arts workshop. Read more

6 Funny Items You Can Actually Mail

This month, we're encouraging kids to mail postcards to elected officials expressing what's important to them. What else can you put in the mail? Find out below! Read more

CMA’s Indigenous Peoples Cultural Festival will be held on Sunday, November 4th in partnership with Redhawk Native American Arts Council. We invite you to learn some Lenape words in our Sound Booth workshop, the first language spoken in Lower Manhattan! Read more

CMA is teaming up with For Freedoms in their 50 State Initiative to present a Town Hall on Sunday, October 21. For Freedoms co-founder Eric Gottesman is also featured in our current exhibition, Art & Activism: Drawing the line. Learn more about his work! Read more

Groove to your beat! Guest Teaching Artist Juan Carlos Polo will be teaching us all about the percussion instruments and techniques unique to this genre at our Peruvian Cultural Festival on Sunday, October 7th. Read more

We will be creating hidden meaning posters inspired by The Polish School of Posters in the gallery on Sunday, September 23rd during our Polish Cultural Festival. Learn more about techniques artists use to hide messages in their work! Read more

We will be creating mixed media wired sculptures inspired by Adejoke Tugbiyele in Fine Arts, upcycling animations in the Media Lab, exploring the beats of West Africa in the Sound Booth and more! Read more

We will be creating colorful doorways inspired by Haiti’s Jalouzi community in Fine Arts, sculpting the coral reefs of Haiti in the Clay Bar, creating Compas inspired music in the Sound Booth and more! To get us ready for the festival, here are 6 fun facts about Mereng... Read more

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