CMA & Schools

School and Group Visits

Introduce your students to the transformative power of the arts during a CMA Group Visit!

Group Visits are led by professional Teaching Artists, and the visit experience is tailored to your group’s age range or grade level.

Visits include:
— An inquiry-based gallery tour of our current exhibition
— A hands-on art-making workshop in one of our art studios

Curriculum for Group Visits supports Common Core State Standards, NYC DOE’s Blueprint Standards for Teaching and Learning in the Visual Arts and the Moving Image, Framework for 21st Century Learning, and Universal Design for Learning.

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Summer: July - August 2019

Workshop Options

FINE ARTS VISITS (K-12):

Grades Pre-K & K:

LOOK: Teaching artists will lead students through a inquiry-based gallery tour, including sensory experiences, to introduce Early Learners to museums for the first time.
MAKE: Your group will then head into the studio to create artwork inspired by the exhibition. The workshop encourages observation, exploration, and creative thinking. Students are encouraged to self-regulate through individual projects and practice important social skills while visiting a community art space.
SHARE: At the end of your visit, your group will have a chance to share what they have created with one another!

Grades 1-12:

LOOK: Visits begin with an inquiry-based gallery tour, where young artists will observe and learn from the contemporary artwork in our current exhibition. Teaching Artists will engage students through interactive discussion, active observation, and tactile material.
MAKE: Your group will then head over to the art studio to make artwork inspired by the current exhibition using conventional and unconventional art materials. Students will create curated hands-on projects, which encourage problem-solving skills and individual expression.
SHARE: At the end of your visit, your group will share and celebrate what they have created with one another!

ACCESSIBLE ARTS (Special Needs Groups or D75 Schools, Pre-K-12):

Students will participate in an accessible arts experience with contemporary art in the gallery and mixed media projects in the Fine Arts Studio or Media Lab. If you are interested in an Accessible Arts visit, please share information about your group on your online booking request form and contact Mackie at msaylor@cmany.org to discuss how we can best meet the needs of your group.

Please note that we do not offer Media Arts workshops during summer group visits. 

Scheduling and Fees

DAYS:

Tuesday-Friday, subject to availability

Visits during holidays or school breaks are extremely limited. Group visits are not offered on weekends.

Fine Arts (Pre-K-12th Grade) Group Visits are offered at the following times:

SESSION 1A: 10:15am – 11:30am (1–30 students)
SESSION 1B: 10:15am – 11:30am (1–30 students)
SESSION 2A: 11:15am – 12:30pm (1–30 students)
SESSION 2B: 11:15am – 12:30pm (1–30 students)FEES:FINE ARTS: $200
Includes tour of gallery spaces, workshop, and all materials
1 – 30 students and 4 free adults
Additional adults can join for $13/personMEDIA ARTS: $250
Includes tour of gallery spaces, workshop, and all materials
1 – 30 students and 4 free adults
Additional adults can join us for $13/personACCESSIBLE ARTS: $150
Fine Arts or Media Arts visits for Special Needs Programs and D75 Schools
Includes tour of Gallery & Bridge exhibition spaces, workshop, and all materials
1 – 15 students and all supporting adultsPAYMENT:Payment is due by arrival on the day of your visit. Written email confirmation is required to confirm your visit. There is no deposit required, but please note the cancellation fee policy below.

Payment methods accepted:

  • Credit card via phone
  • Mailed check
  • Card/Cash/Check upon arrival
  • DOE Purchase Order

Make a Reservation

To make a reservation, please fill out the request form here. For more information, please e-mail Mackie at msaylor@cmany.org or call 917-409-1225.

Visit and Cancellation Policies

IMPORTANT: We only serve each group during their scheduled visit time. If you book groups at both 10:15am and 11:30 am, please stagger your arrival and pickup times. Due to space constraints, we cannot accommodate waiting groups. Groups must exit the museum after their visit ends.

ARRIVAL: Please send one adult staff member or chaperone to the Lobby Desk to check in your group. To avoid any confusion, the rest of your group must wait on board your bus / outside the museum until the check in procedure is completed and a museum staff member has greeted you.

LATE ARRIVAL: If you are running late, please contact us at 212-274-0986. Your visit only takes place during your scheduled time slot. Late groups will have a shorter visit.LUNCH: Students are not permitted to eat lunch at the museum. Students are welcome to visit James J. Walker Park, which is within walking distance from the museum (approximately three blocks). Groups are welcome to eat their lunch before or after their visit at James J. Walker Park. There are no indoor facilities for groups to eat at CMA.

PAYMENT: Payment is due by arrival on the day of your visit.

Payment methods accepted:

  • Credit card via phone
  • Mailed check
  • Card/Cash/Check upon arrival
  • DOE Purchase Order

CANCELLATIONS & RESCHEDULING: Any changes to your visit must be made via email to the School Programs Coordinator at least 10 days before your visit. Our staff plans in advance to ensure the best visit for you and your students. If you cancel a visit less than 10 days before your visit, please note the following fee policy:

Cancelling at least 10 business days before visit: No fee // 100% refund
Cancelling less than 10 business days before visit: $100 cancellation fee // 50% refund
Cancelling less than 2 business days before visit: $200 cancellation fee // No refund

ADDRESS: 103 Charlton Street (between Hudson and Greenwich Avenues). There is bus parking on Greenwich Street directly around the corner of the museum. Please ask your bus driver to be back at the museum for pick up at the end time of your visit.

Scholarship Visits

Title 1 Schools: CMA offers a limited number of scholarships through our Title 1 Scholarship Program. If you are a Title 1 school, please apply for a scholarship here. To learn more, contact Mackie at msaylor@cmany.org or 917-409-1225.

School Year: September 2019 - June 2020

Reservations for the 2019-2020 school year will open in mid-August. Please contact Mackie at msaylor@cmany.org to be notified when reservations open.

Workshop Options

FINE ARTS VISITS (K-12):

Grades Pre-K & K:

LOOK: Teaching artists will lead students through a inquiry-based gallery tour, including sensory experiences, to introduce Early Learners to museums for the first time.
MAKE: Your group will then head into the studio to create artwork inspired by the exhibition. The workshop encourages observation, exploration, and creative thinking. Students are encouraged to self-regulate through individual projects and practice important social skills while visiting a community art space.
SHARE: At the end of your visit, your group will have a chance to share what they have created with one another!

Grades 1-12:

LOOK: Visits begin with an inquiry-based gallery tour, where young artists will observe and learn from the contemporary artwork in our current exhibition. Teaching Artists will engage students through interactive discussion, active observation, and tactile material.
MAKE: Your group will then head over to the art studio to make artwork inspired by the current exhibition using conventional and unconventional art materials. Students will create curated hands-on projects, which encourage problem-solving skills and individual expression.
SHARE: At the end of your visit, your group will share and celebrate what they have created with one another!

MEDIA ARTS (K-12):

LOOK: Our visits begin with an inquiry-based gallery tour, where our young artists will have an opportunity to look at the contemporary artwork in our current exhibition. Teaching Artists will engage students through interactive discussion, active observation, and tactile material.
MAKE: Your group will then head over to the studio to make artwork inspired by the exhibition. In a Media Arts visit, students will explore storytelling and technical skills through stop-motion animation. Students will work together in small groups to create short film clips which will be edited together and emailed to visiting teachers 1 week after your visit. Workshops include curated hands-on projects, which encourage creative problem-solving skills and individual expression.
SHARE: At the end of your visit, your group will share and celebrate what they have created with one another!

ACCESSIBLE ARTS (Special Needs Groups or D75 Schools, Pre-K-12):

Students will participate in an accessible arts experience with contemporary art in the gallery and mixed media projects in the Fine Arts Studio or Media Lab. If you are interested in an Accessible Arts visit, please share information about your group on your online booking request form and contact Mackie at msaylor@cmany.org to discuss how we can best meet the needs of your group.

Scheduling & Fees

DAYS:

Tuesday-Friday, subject to availability

Visits during holidays or school breaks are extremely limited. Group visits are not offered on weekends.

Fine Arts (Pre-K-12th Grade) Group Visits are offered at the following times:

SESSION 1A: 10:15am – 11:30am (1–30 students)
SESSION 1B: 10:15am – 11:30am (1–30 students)
SESSION 2A: 11:15am – 12:30pm (1–30 students)
SESSION 2B: 11:15am – 12:30pm (1–30 students)Media Arts (K-12th Grade) Group Visits are offered at the following time:10:30am – 12:15pm (1–30 students)FEES:FINE ARTS: $200
Includes tour of gallery spaces, workshop, and all materials
1 – 30 students and 4 free adults
Additional adults can join for $13/personMEDIA ARTS: $250
Includes tour of gallery spaces, workshop, and all materials
1 – 30 students and 4 free adults
Additional adults can join us for $13/person

ACCESSIBLE ARTS: $150
Fine Arts or Media Arts visits for Special Needs Programs and D75 Schools
Includes tour of Gallery & Bridge exhibition spaces, workshop, and all materials
1 – 15 students and all supporting adultsPAYMENT:

Payment is due by arrival on the day of your visit. Written email confirmation is required to confirm your visit. There is no deposit required, but please note the cancellation fee policy below.

Payment methods accepted:

  • Credit card via phone
  • Mailed check
  • Card/Cash/Check upon arrival
  • DOE Purchase Order

Make a Reservation

Reservations for the 2019-2020 school year will open in mid-August. Please contact Mackie at msaylor@cmany.org to be notified when reservations open.

Visit and Cancellation Policies

IMPORTANT: We only serve each group during their scheduled visit time. If you book groups at both 10:15am and 11:30 am, please stagger your arrival and pickup times. Due to space constraints, we cannot accommodate waiting groups. Groups must exit the museum after their visit ends.

ARRIVAL: Please send one adult staff member or chaperone to the Lobby Desk to check in your group. To avoid any confusion, the rest of your group must wait on board your bus / outside the museum until the check in procedure is completed and a museum staff member has greeted you.

LATE ARRIVAL: If you are running late, please contact us at 212-274-0986. Your visit only takes place during your scheduled time slot. Late groups will have a shorter visit.LUNCH: Students are not permitted to eat lunch at the museum. Students are welcome to visit James J. Walker Park, which is within walking distance from the museum (approximately three blocks). Groups are welcome to eat their lunch before or after their visit at James J. Walker Park. There are no indoor facilities for groups to eat at CMA.

PAYMENT: Payment is due by arrival on the day of your visit.

Payment methods accepted:

  • Credit card via phone
  • Mailed check
  • Card/Cash/Check upon arrival
  • DOE Purchase Order

CANCELLATIONS & RESCHEDULING: Any changes to your visit must be made via email to the School Programs Coordinator at least 10 days before your visit. Our staff plans in advance to ensure the best visit for you and your students. If you cancel a visit less than 10 days before your visit, please note the following fee policy:

Cancelling at least 10 business days before visit: No fee // 100% refund
Cancelling less than 10 business days before visit: $100 cancellation fee // 50% refund
Cancelling less than 2 business days before visit: $200 cancellation fee // No refund

ADDRESS: 103 Charlton Street (between Hudson and Greenwich Avenues). There is bus parking on Greenwich Street directly around the corner of the museum. Please ask your bus driver to be back at the museum for pick up at the end time of your visit.

Scholarship Visits

Title 1 Scholarship Visits:
If your school qualifies as Title 1, you may apply for our Title 1 Scholarship, which invites 1 group (up to 30 students) to visit CMA free of charge. We offer a limited number of scholarships per year. Please note this scholarship can be awarded to 1 group per school per school year.

Applications for 2019-2020 scholarship visits will open with general reservations in mid-August. Please contact Mackie, School Programs Coordinator, at msaylor@cmany.org to be notified when reservations open.

This program is supported, in part, by Affirmation Arts, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council / Cultural After-School Adventures and the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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