CMA Stories

Would you eat bugs if it helped save our planet? CMA catches up with artists Jude Tallichet and Adam Chad Brody and learns how the humble cricket can change the world. Read more

Artist Todd Hido, known for his ghostly portraits of suburban homes, chats with CMA about Raymond Carver, spectral lighting, and what home means to him. Read more

Get to know artist Ann Toebbe, whose meticulously detailed paintings of home interiors provide endless fascination in our latest exhibition, Home Sweet Home: Is a Home a Sanctuary?, on view through May in the Cynthia C. Wainwright Gallery. Read more

On weekdays through the end of December, Teaching Artist Carmen Recio leads a Botanical Soft Sculpture workshop in the gallery, highlighting that home can be more than just the building we live in — home can be our daily surroundings and the natural world around us. Read more

CMA Teaching Artist Tahmina Norin Sharmin celebrates her fourth year of managing CMA's Art-Making Booth at the Union Square Holiday Market! Learn about how an after school art program set Norin on a path to become an artist, her love of CMA's Cultural Festivals, and her favorite reactions to the booth's fuzzy interior. Read more

Artist Tom Fruin, whose Color Study sculptures are on view in our latest exhibition, discusses discarded materials as tools for art-making, the importance of architectural scale, and his personal relationship between "home" and "quilt." Read more

What do meatballs, socks, and Edgar Allan Poe have in common? Bettina Harriman and Jaclyn Harte, the team behind inclusive resource RepurposeU, sit down for a generous interview in advance of their sock-making workshop on December 19. Read more

Artist E.V. Day, whose exhibition at CMA closes this month, shares her thoughts on honoring her feminist heroes, how children can dismantle the glass ceiling, and the challenges and rewards of shattering glass in her studio. Read more

Throughout the month of October, nine CMA Teaching Artists will set up residence at our house on Governors Island to further develop their own studio practices. Meet the residents below and join them at open studios on Governors Island on Saturday, October 26! Read more

Artist Rico Gatson, whose new installation at CMA opens this month, shares his thoughts on using art to facilitate challenging conversations with children, his admiration of Billie Holiday, and his family's ongoing relationship with the museum. Read more

CMA chats with the Climate Museum, the first museum in the U.S. dedicated to the climate crisis, about their public programming for children and families, how to talk to children about climate change, and their strategy for engaging visitors of all ages. Read more

Former CMA exhibiting artist Shane Aslan Selzer took part in Triangle Arts’ residency this summer on Governors Island. Learn about how having her son at work with her taught her about the value of collaborative art projects, how to use experiential play to engage school-age children with exhibitions, and the importance of nonviolent communication for children and adults alike. Read more

As our CIVICKIDS campaign comes to a close, we met with our Governors Island neighbor play:groundNYC to discuss self-directed play, learning from our mistakes, and the benefits of a creative environment in dealing with difficult conditions. Read more

Learn all about Teaching Artist Sofía del Mar Collins! Read more

Read on to hear Teaching Artist Tahmina Norin Sharmin's thoughts on art and civic engagement. Read more

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