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6 Fun Facts About the Climate Museum

This summer, CMA has a new neighbor on Governors Island — the Climate Museum! CMA and the Climate Museum will be collaborating on the Documentary Filmmaking Summer Art Colony camp on Governors Island from August 26-30. Learn more about the camp and sign up here!

The mission of the Climate Museum is to employ the sciences, art, and design to inspire dialogue and innovation that address the challenges of climate change, moving solutions to the center of our shared public life and catalyzing broad community engagement. Learn more about the museum below!

  1. The Climate Museum is the first museum in the United States dedicated to climate change.
  2. The Climate Museum is an organization-in-residence on Governors Island, just like CMA!
  3. The museum’s new exhibition, Taking Action, is inspired by youth leadership and celebrates the young people around the world who are telling the truth about the climate crisis and the vital role of youth in leading us toward a climate-safe future.
  4. The exhibition will be staffed primarily by high schoolers!
  5. The museum’s previous exhibition, Climate Signals by artist Justin Brice Guariglia, displayed ten solar-powered highway traffic signs installed in parks and public spaces around NYC.
  6. In Human Time, the museum’s first exhibition, featured the artwork of Zaria Forman, who was included in CMA’s Scale: Possibilities of Perspective exhibition.

Climate Signals, a public art project by Justin Brice Guariglia, in collaboration with The Climate Museum and the Mayor’s Office on Climate Change, debuted across the 5 boroughs of New York City on September 1, 2018. A woman and her child walk past a solar powered highway sign bearing climate related aphorisms installed in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

Learn more about the Climate Museum at climatemuseum.org.

This program is supported, in part, by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. CIVICKIDS is sponsored by Google.

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