CMA in the Community

Free Arts and Outposts

CMA partners with organizations to provide free art workshops to families through various outposts across all five boroughs of New York City.

Creative Break @ Little Island

Join CMA Teaching Artists for free family art-making during Creative Break at the Glade in Little Island. Inspired by the work of Yun-Woo Choi and the topography of Little Island, park visitors are invited to create abstract tonal boxes using assorted paper, then add them to an ongoing collaborative community sculpture. These free events take place on July 7, 14, 21, 28, and August 4 from 3-4 PM.

Please note that a Timed Entry Reservation is required to access Little Island.

Free Art-Making in Hudson Square

Over the course of four Saturdays in June 2021, CMA hosted an open air art studio on Dominick Street in Hudson Square, NYC. CMA Teaching Artists worked with children of all ages to create art inspired by Tomashi Jackson‘s forthcoming mural on the exterior of the new Google campus in SoHo.

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Club CMA Para Familias

Club CMA Para Familias is an opportunity for families to create artwork inspired by Latinx and Spanish-speaking visual artists. These free virtual art classes are presented predominantly in Spanish while providing translation to English as needed.

Virtual Artist Talks

Director of Programs Raquel Du Toit chats with contemporary artists about their artistic process, studio setup, recent projects, and more. Artist include Sophia Dawson, Greg Lindquist, Katie Cercone, Lu Zhang, and Destiny Mata.

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This program is supported by Con Edison, the Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Horowitz Foundation, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Jennifer & Jonathan Soros Foundation, The Robert Lehman Foundation, the Louis Legacy Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, with special thanks to Councilmember Margaret Chin.




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