CMA Stories

CMA's annual Art Auction gathers together the art world's most exciting players in support of CMA's free art education programs for vulnerable children in New York CIty. Learn about six female artists whose work inspires us each and every day! Read more

Edgar Heap of Birds creates posters using poetic language and bright color to communicate personal and political messages. During this Sunday's Indigenous Peoples Cultural Festival, visitors will take inspiration from Edgar Heap of Birds to create their own personal posters. Learn more about this Oklahoma-based artist below! Read more

Do you want to collect art from renowned artists and help change children’s lives through art? Learn about six exhibiting artists who donated works to CMA’s Art Auction to benefit our free art education programs for underserved children and families. Read more

6 Fun Facts About Joropo

Put on your dancing shoes! You're invited to our Venezuelan Cultural Festival on Sunday, October 6. Get ready for the festival by learning 6 Fun Facts about joropo music! 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

You're invited to our Belgian Cultural Festival on Sunday, September 22! Learn 6 fun facts about Belgian harpist Pia Salvia to get ready. Read more

You're invited to our Ethiopian Cultural Festival on Sunday, June 2! Learn some fun facts about artist Elias Sime to get ready.
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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

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

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

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