Children's Museum of the Arts

Children's Museum of the Arts The Children’s Museum of the Arts is located at 103 Charlton Street, Manhattan, New York, United States in the South Village district. Founded by Kathleen Schneider in 1988, CMA opened its new, 10,000-square-foot space in October 2011.At CMA, kids ages 0–15 work with teaching artists to create art, including drawings, sculpture, sound art, textiles, and stop-motion animation.

As part of its mission to promote art for all children, CMA features programs and partnerships designed for children with learning disabilities, children in foster care, and children in homeless families.The Museum maintains a collection of over 2,000 pieces of international children's art dating back to the 1930s from over 50 different countries.ExhibitionsCMA’s inaugural exhibition in its new facility is “Make Art Public,” a survey of art in the public realm, which consists of sketches, photographs, models and pieces by Keith Haring, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Tranqui Yanqui, and Swoon.Past exhibitions include “Beyond the Refrigerator Door” in 2008, “The Black Book of Colors” in 2009, and “Art Within Reach: From WPA to the Present” in 2011. .ActivitiesThe CMA provides art and creative expression programs for several groups of children and their families, including those with autism, families who are receiving preventive services, in foster care working toward reunification, children living in transitional housing, and for low-income teenage parents working to complete their public high school education. These programs take place both at the museum and as outreach programs.

Operating as usual


New York, NY

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


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