Pictured Above: Swimming Contest by Witty Huang, Age 8, USA/Taiwan
CMA proudly holds one of the world’s largest collections of children’s art in the world, totaling over 2,000 works of art! In 1990, CMA put out a worldwide call for children’s art from around the world. Artwork arrived from over 50 countries! The submissions resulted in a traveling exhibition, A Child’s World, at A.I.R. Gallery in Soho in January 1991. The artworks were later digitally archived and uploaded to CMA’s Flickr for everyone to see.
Even though our CIVICKIDS campaign wraps up this month, the monthly themes explored during the campaign — kindness, sustainability, empowerment, identity, and more — can be found in CMA’s Permanent Collection. Take a look back through our archive and join the conversation using the hashtag #CMACIVICKIDS!
September: Civic Engagement: Speak Up, Speak Out
October: Environmentalism: Save Our Planet!
My Sister at Work by Kalsang Yanzom, Age 11, India/Tibet
Untitled by Apple Ageana, Age 12
After the Rain, the Sun Shines Again by Hennie Brandt, Namibia
November: Equity: Include Everyone
Games – A Participation for All by Pema Zomkey, Age 12, India/Tibet
From the 9/11 Collection by Unknown Artist, USA
December: Histories and Traditions: Share Your Story
Our National Day, 17 May by Helene Skoglund, Norway
Indonesian Dance, Patricia Esquivais, Age 11, Spain
January: Leadership: Take a Stand
Mother’s Child, Saji, Age 11, India
Fisherman by Jasper Bailey, Age 9, Liberia
February: Kindness: Be Kind
Life by Kirin Gill, Age 7, India/Britain
Life by Tallie Lieberman, Age 9, India/USA
Io e Mio Cugino Francesco sul Prato by Giada Merri, Italy
March: Identity: Be Yourself
Ethiopian Woman Making Her Wedding Basket by Nejib Mohammed, Age 10, Ethiopia
April: Sustainability: Reduce, Reuse, Create
Fresh Breeze of Spring by Toufic Bawab, Age 11, Lebanon
Untitled by Imad Mikkaus, 2nd Grade
Untitled by Shirley Victorio, Age 15, USA
May: Celebration: Create Joy
Sevillianas by Frank Hartong, Age 11, Spain
June: Reflection: Listen, Look, Learn
Untitled by Apple Algaram, Age 12, Phillipines
Peace Time Beirut by Daniel Dadoyan, Age 12, Lebanon
From the 9/11 Collection: Different by Rachel Yoes, USA
July: Compassion: Help Others
Life by Hannah Stokes, Age 10, India/Britain
Love is Happiness by Christina Lloyd
August: Empowerment: Make Art. Make a Difference.
Rope Jumping by Katherine Ghi, USA
Rocket Ship by Nicholas Brown, China
View the entire Permanent Collection here!
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.