CMA Stories

Illustrator and Teaching Artist Emerson Hiller shares her views on arts education in the classroom. Read more

Marianna Peragallo discusses her love of Sculpey, her artistic practice, and how the power of art affects children. Read more

Public art advocate and Queens Democratic County Committee member Nora Gomez-Strauss is hosting Story Time at our NYC Cultural Festival this Sunday, January 27 at 11 am. Learn more about her work! Read more

Artist Brian Dettmer is featured in our current exhibition, A Way With Words: The Power and Art of the Book. Learn more about his work! Read more

Get To Know Teaching Artist Katie Cheng

Find out more about Fine Arts Teaching Artist Katie Cheng! Read more

All About Teaching Artist Julia Rich

Media Lab Teaching Artist Julia Rich reveals what makes them tick. Read more

School & Community Programs Coordinator Mackie Saylor discusses her artistic journey and the enduring influence of her artist parents. Read more

CMA chats with Mia Erdos about her experience as a CMA Teaching Artist and her artistic practice. Read more

As our month of Environmentalism comes to a close, we reflect on our neighbors doing great work in urban gardening and environmental sustainability over at Sixth Street Community Center. Get to know Program Director Jen Chantrtanapichate and these youth community leaders! Read more

CMA is hosting a Town Hall on Sunday, October 21 featuring Shane Aslan Selzer and her son Sekou Ross-Selzer as panelists. Shane is an artist, writer and organizer whose practice develops micro-communities where artists can expand on larger social issues such as exchange, critique and failure. Get to know her below! Read more

The Open House school visited CMA recently to learn about our exhibition, Scale: Possibilities of Perspective. Teaching Artist Ciara Ruddock led the group through the gallery... Read more

As the school year comes to a close, so does our semester of Young Artist Kollective, our after school mentorship program for tweens age 12 - 15. This spring, YAK tweens have been busy learning various techniques and experimenting with process based work. Read more

Painter Katie Rodgers' work is inspired by the movements and beauty of dance, featuring lots of color and and organic shapes. In November, Katie joined our inclusive class for children with physical disabilities to lead an animation workshop. Read more

Akiko Maruyama is a Media Lab teaching artist who has been teaching animation to visitors at CMA for a little over two years. During winter break, Akiko will be teaching four animation art colony camps that explore everything from claymation to special effects! We asked Akiko to tell us about what to expect in one of her classes as well as a bit about her artistic practice. Read more

stART Arts Teaching Artist Kathleen Armenti has been creating art with toddlers at CMA for over two years now. Her singing voice shines at music time, and her creativity inspires children while they build with blocks, collage and paint.
Outside of CMA, Kathleen has been working on a solo cabaret show where she performs as the character Sadness from the beloved family movie Inside Out. Read more

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