Making art is more than just a pleasant activity — art can play a role in developing a child’s confidence, awareness, and expression. Young artists learn to value their individuality and the identity that they express through their art. Collaborative art projects encourage children to develop their language and social skills, conflict resolution, and their sense of community. And making art as a family increases parent-child bonds and provides parents a change from the standard role of disciplinarian.
Yet arts activities are not a given for every family, and visits to museums such as ours can be a luxury.
Your gift allows CMA to offer free admission, class scholarships, and free public programming in the museum and off-site. We believe that every child should have access to high quality, hands-on art- making with trained teaching artists.
The best way to ensure year-round access to arts education for children throughout New York City is to commit to monthly donations. Your commitment to CMA is a commitment to joy!
Your contribution also supports specialized programs that serve children with physical and developmental disabilities; those living in a transitional housing facility; recent refugees; and many more. We serve 40,000 children and families free of charge each year.
For more information about how you can help, please contact Kara Matthews at 917-409-1201.
CMA is committed to our corporate partners, and offers membership opportunities at various levels that meet every need.
– Free passes to CMA or free admission for your employees and their families
– Invitations to our VIP Exhibition Opening Receptions and other exclusive events
– Discounts on CMA classes for your employees and their families
– An opportunity to host an event at CMA
A portion of Corporate Membership contributions is tax deductible. Proceeds support CMA’s free Community Programs, serving 40,000 children and families each year.
CMA hosts two benefit events each year, which support our work in the community. Each fall, our annual Art Auction & Cocktail Party promises a sophisticated evening. Each spring, our Family Day & Street Fair gives you the opportunity to show your whole family how good it feels to give!
The Director’s Circle is a group of like-minded art lovers who commit to an annual donation of $1,000 to CMA Programs. Members enjoy visits to artists' studios, meet up for art fairs and gallery openings, and visits to other collector's homes to view significant collections. Each year, the Executive Director and Curator arrange three to five special visits for Director's Circle members that give privileged access that an individual might not otherwise have. Past visits have included the studios of Louise Bourgeois, Donald Judd, the JPMorgan Collection and the Hort Collection, and the studio of Andrew Zuckerman, amongst others. Additionally, CMA works on behalf of members to obtain VIP passes to NYC art fairs, including The Armory Show, Collective Design Fair, Frieze, Pulse and NADA.
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