Support CMA: Why Art Matters

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.

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