Children's Museum of the Arts

Children's Museum of the Arts Children’s Museum of the Arts is a non-profit art museum uniting children and artists to create and share ambitious works of art with their communities and the world.

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To be a fish in the sea during this sweltering summer .... artwork by Hitti, age 10, United Arab Emirates. Part of CMA's...
07/14/2021

To be a fish in the sea during this sweltering summer .... artwork by Hitti, age 10, United Arab Emirates. Part of CMA's Permanent Collection of children's art from around the world.

To be a fish in the sea during this sweltering summer .... artwork by Hitti, age 10, United Arab Emirates. Part of CMA's Permanent Collection of children's art from around the world.

All month long, we're bringing our unique blend of art-making magic to New York City's newest park, Little Island NYCPar...
07/13/2021

All month long, we're bringing our unique blend of art-making magic to New York City's newest park, Little Island NYC

Park visitors are invited to create abstract tonal boxes using assorted paper, then add their creations to an ongoing collaborative community sculpture. Find us in the Glade on Wednesdays from 3-4 PM through August 4th!

Please note that a Timed Entry Reservation is *required* to access the park. We can't wait to make art with you!

Get tickets @ https://littleisland.org/timed-entry-reservations

Photo by Liz Ligon.

All month long, we're bringing our unique blend of art-making magic to New York City's newest park, Little Island NYC

Park visitors are invited to create abstract tonal boxes using assorted paper, then add their creations to an ongoing collaborative community sculpture. Find us in the Glade on Wednesdays from 3-4 PM through August 4th!

Please note that a Timed Entry Reservation is *required* to access the park. We can't wait to make art with you!

Get tickets @ https://littleisland.org/timed-entry-reservations

Photo by Liz Ligon.

Congratulations to our Executive Director Seth Cameron on landing a spot in Observer’s Arts Power 50! 🥳Observer shared t...
07/12/2021
Seth Cameron

Congratulations to our Executive Director Seth Cameron on landing a spot in Observer’s Arts Power 50! 🥳

Observer shared the following: “[The Museum’s] latest project, an animated kids series titled, The Look Make Show, teaches kids how art reflects the contemporary cultural context and invites them to add their voices. Beginning this summer, the museum will create a robust online channel made in collaboration with kids. Filled with stories from art history, follow-along activities, artist interviews, the content will begin dropping this fall.”

Click the link below to read the full profile.

“Art shouldn’t be thought of as an extra-curricular activity,” Cameron told Observer recently. “Children realize this intuitively.”

Summer Art Camps returned this week with one of our most popular camps — Drawesome! We kicked off the week discussing li...
07/09/2021

Summer Art Camps returned this week with one of our most popular camps — Drawesome!

We kicked off the week discussing lines and looking at the work of Paul Klee. Afterwards, we headed to a nearby park to create our own version of the Drawing Olympics! Students were encouraged to draw lines that they find in nature, such as on leaves and tree bark. Back at the museum, we learned how to blend pastels and experimented with color mixing. Students then divided themselves into pairs and created portraits using paper and pastels.

Summer Art Camps returned this week with one of our most popular camps — Drawesome!

We kicked off the week discussing lines and looking at the work of Paul Klee. Afterwards, we headed to a nearby park to create our own version of the Drawing Olympics! Students were encouraged to draw lines that they find in nature, such as on leaves and tree bark. Back at the museum, we learned how to blend pastels and experimented with color mixing. Students then divided themselves into pairs and created portraits using paper and pastels.

The second issue of our friend Mishou Magazine — a new all-ages art publication – is underway, and they're looking for a...
07/07/2021

The second issue of our friend Mishou Magazine — a new all-ages art publication – is underway, and they're looking for artwork from the CMA community to make it happen! In each issue, artist and educator Kayla Ephros creates a submissions prompt for readers. All submitted artworks will appear on Mishou’s website, and a selection will be printed in the magazine!

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Have you been to a museum before? What did you like about it? What didn’t you like about it? Some art museums have really old artwork, and can teach us a lot about history. Some museums show artwork that is being made today. This is your chance to create your own art museum! You can print out the image, and use the bottom section of the page to cut and paste, draw directly onto the museum walls, or make your own museum room entirely.

Submit here: https://www.mishoumagazine.com/submit

The second issue of our friend Mishou Magazine — a new all-ages art publication – is underway, and they're looking for artwork from the CMA community to make it happen! In each issue, artist and educator Kayla Ephros creates a submissions prompt for readers. All submitted artworks will appear on Mishou’s website, and a selection will be printed in the magazine!

𝒫𝓇𝑜𝓂𝓅𝓉:

Have you been to a museum before? What did you like about it? What didn’t you like about it? Some art museums have really old artwork, and can teach us a lot about history. Some museums show artwork that is being made today. This is your chance to create your own art museum! You can print out the image, and use the bottom section of the page to cut and paste, draw directly onto the museum walls, or make your own museum room entirely.

Submit here: https://www.mishoumagazine.com/submit

It may be a scorcher outside but that doesn't prevent us from creating our own Drawing Olympics at our neighborhood play...
07/06/2021

It may be a scorcher outside but that doesn't prevent us from creating our own Drawing Olympics at our neighborhood playground (in the shade, of course!) Summer Art Camps kicked off this week and continue through the end of August. Sign up for the remaining spots @ cmany.org/art-camps

It may be a scorcher outside but that doesn't prevent us from creating our own Drawing Olympics at our neighborhood playground (in the shade, of course!) Summer Art Camps kicked off this week and continue through the end of August. Sign up for the remaining spots @ cmany.org/art-camps

Happy Fourth of July! May it be restful, fun, safe, and patriotic! ☀️Pictured: Artwork from CMA’s Permanent Collection o...
07/04/2021

Happy Fourth of July! May it be restful, fun, safe, and patriotic! ☀️

Pictured: Artwork from CMA’s Permanent Collection of children's art from around the world.

Happy Fourth of July! May it be restful, fun, safe, and patriotic! ☀️

Pictured: Artwork from CMA’s Permanent Collection of children's art from around the world.

07/02/2021
How-To: Neighborhood Noise Maker

Embark on a DIY craft adventure and create your own (pet safe! indoor safe!) firecracker celebration for the Fourth of July! 💥

06/29/2021
Kidzzcast Monumentary: Part 3

Students paid a virtual visit to Utah to learn about two critically acclaimed examples of Land Art — Nancy Holt's Sun Tunnels and Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty.

Kidzzcast produces regular monthly short documentaries from children, for children via a hybrid of online platforms and in-person broadcasts. Dedicated to the world of art from a young artist’s perspective, children interview artists, gallerists, curators, and other CMA creative friends; focusing on cultural events, art shows, and cultural institutions from a child’s point of view.

Our first project is Monumentary, in which children explore earthen works in the American Southwest and how they relate to monuments.

Director: Raquel Du Toit
Producer: Jeremy Schaller
Line Producer: David Lee
Music: Tom Burnett
Editor: Laura Bustillos

Special thanks to Holt / Smithson Foundation, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Dia Art Foundation

Made possible with support from DCLA

cmany.org

06/29/2021
Kidzzcast Monumentary: Part 2

In conversation with scholar and Three Sisters Collective co-founder Dr. Christina M. Castro and art theorist and writer Lucy Lippard, students discussed the destruction — and perseverance — of monuments.

Kidzzcast produces regular monthly short documentaries from children, for children via a hybrid of online platforms and in-person broadcasts. Dedicated to the world of art from a young artist’s perspective, children interview artists, gallerists, curators, and other CMA creative friends; focusing on cultural events, art shows, and cultural institutions from a child’s point of view.

Our first project is Monumentary, in which children explore earthen works in the American Southwest and how they relate to monuments.

Director: Raquel Du Toit
Producer: Jeremy Schaller
Line Producer: David Lee
Music: Tom Burnett
Editor: Laura Bustillos

Special thanks to Three Sisters Collective and Franklin Furnace

Made possible with support from DCLA

cmany.org

06/29/2021
Kidzzcast Monumentary: Part 1

Beginning at Rosekill performing arts park in the Hudson Valley to and continuing to Earthship Biotecture in Tres Piedras, New Mexico, students kicked off their documentary adventure by discussing the future of housing.

Kidzzcast produces regular monthly short documentaries from children, for children via a hybrid of online platforms and in-person broadcasts. Dedicated to the world of art from a young artist’s perspective, children interview artists, gallerists, curators, and other CMA creative friends; focusing on cultural events, art shows, and cultural institutions from a child’s point of view.

Our first project is Monumentary, in which children explore earthen works in the American Southwest and how they relate to monuments.

Director: Raquel Du Toit
Producer: Jeremy Schaller
Line Producer: David Lee
Music: Tom Burnett
Editor: Laura Bustillos
Shot on Fujifilm, iPhone, and Zoom

Special thanks to Rosekill and Earthship Biotecture

Made possible with support from DCLA

www.cmany.org

Find us on Dominick Street (b/w 6th Ave and Varick) in Hudson Square BID today from 11-3 and make art en plein air with ...
06/26/2021

Find us on Dominick Street (b/w 6th Ave and Varick) in Hudson Square BID today from 11-3 and make art en plein air with our Teaching Artists! 🌈

Find us on Dominick Street (b/w 6th Ave and Varick) in Hudson Square BID today from 11-3 and make art en plein air with our Teaching Artists! 🌈

While we can't dissipate the heat wave enveloping much of the United States, we can provide some comic relief in the for...
06/22/2021
Penguin Problems

While we can't dissipate the heat wave enveloping much of the United States, we can provide some comic relief in the form of a chatty penguin and his shark friend! Beat the heat by tuning into Penguin Problems, one of the dozens of spectacular films created by students in CMA's week-long Summer Art Camps.

If your young artist shows an interest in sculpture or script-writing with a keen eye towards creativity, consider signing them up for one of the below sculpture camps:

🐧 Claymation: Aug 2-6
🐧 Clay Sculpture: Tiny Worlds Aug 9-13
🐧 Claymation Masters: Aug 23-27

cmany.org/art-camps

It's Penguin Awareness Day! In honor of this momentous occasion, enjoy this short film created by students in CMA's Claymation art camp.

To our dads (and dad figures) — enjoy this beautiful summer afternoon ❤️ #FathersDayPictured: Artwork by Vincent Cutillo...
06/20/2021

To our dads (and dad figures) — enjoy this beautiful summer afternoon ❤️ #FathersDay

Pictured: Artwork by Vincent Cutillo, Age 9. Part of CMA's Permanent Collection of children's art from around the world.

To our dads (and dad figures) — enjoy this beautiful summer afternoon ❤️ #FathersDay

Pictured: Artwork by Vincent Cutillo, Age 9. Part of CMA's Permanent Collection of children's art from around the world.

Our open air art studio in Hudson Square is back this Saturday from 11 AM to 3 PM! Make art with our delightful Teaching...
06/18/2021

Our open air art studio in Hudson Square is back this Saturday from 11 AM to 3 PM! Make art with our delightful Teaching Artists on Dominick Street b/w 6th Ave and Varick. Don’t forget to share your child’s artwork with us on social media for everyone to see :)

Our open air art studio in Hudson Square is back this Saturday from 11 AM to 3 PM! Make art with our delightful Teaching Artists on Dominick Street b/w 6th Ave and Varick. Don’t forget to share your child’s artwork with us on social media for everyone to see :)

We couldn’t agree more — art keeps nonprofits going! We're delighted that four artworks from our archive — by James Rose...
06/17/2021
Art Keeps Nonprofits Going IV: Benefit Auction 2021 | Artsy

We couldn’t agree more — art keeps nonprofits going! We're delighted that four artworks from our archive — by James Rosenquist, Ultra Violet, Alec Soth, Michael Scoggins — are included in Artsy's latest benefit auction, Art Keeps Nonprofits Going. Bidding runs through this month and concludes on Wednesday, June 30 at 2 PM ET.

Proceeds from the sale of these four artworks directly benefit Children’s Museum of the Arts and allow us to continue our mission of uniting child and adult artists to create and share ambitious works of art with their communities and the world.

The physical art world is slowly reopening -- still, in times of crisis, art keeps us connected across time and place. Art keeps going, and it keeps us going. To support the important work of multiple museums, institutions, and non-profit organizations, Artsy is honored to host a curated benefit auc...

06/16/2021

Shout it from the rooftops ~ all children are artists, and we have the publication to prove it 📣 Thank you to everyone who partied with us (kid-style!) last Sunday in Washington Square Park to celebrate the launch of @mishou_magazine, a new print publication that highlights work by artists ages 15 and under. Special thanks to our co-host @kimpaper and @bestdamncookies for supplying the sweet treats. Copies of the first issue are available to purchase from our web shop!

Photos from Children's Museum of the Arts's post
06/15/2021

Photos from Children's Museum of the Arts's post

Photos from Children's Museum of the Arts's post
06/15/2021

Photos from Children's Museum of the Arts's post

Here’s your 🗝 to a Brooklyn summer — join our Art Explorers art camps at Lefrak Center At Lakeside Prospect Park!From bi...
06/14/2021

Here’s your 🗝 to a Brooklyn summer — join our Art Explorers art camps at Lefrak Center At Lakeside Prospect Park!

From birdwatching in the meadow to exploring the flora and fauna of Drummer's Grove, intrepid young artists will utilize all five senses as they create summer-inspired art projects including nature drawings, still life paintings, sun prints, and much more.

Explore our full suite of art camp offerings:
https://cmany.org/art-camps/

Here’s your 🗝 to a Brooklyn summer — join our Art Explorers art camps at Lefrak Center At Lakeside Prospect Park!

From birdwatching in the meadow to exploring the flora and fauna of Drummer's Grove, intrepid young artists will utilize all five senses as they create summer-inspired art projects including nature drawings, still life paintings, sun prints, and much more.

Explore our full suite of art camp offerings:
https://cmany.org/art-camps/

This magical duo is Mishou Magazine Editorial Consultant Nolawit (on the right), age 9, with her sister, based out of Be...
06/13/2021

This magical duo is Mishou Magazine Editorial Consultant Nolawit (on the right), age 9, with her sister, based out of Berkeley, CA.

Today is all about art for kids, by kids, captured in our new printed publication, Mishou! Join us in the alcove opposite the playground in Washington Square Park from 11-3 today for snacks, chalk, fun convo with downtown legend Kim Hastreiter, and (best of all) free copies of the first issue!

This magical duo is Mishou Magazine Editorial Consultant Nolawit (on the right), age 9, with her sister, based out of Berkeley, CA.

Today is all about art for kids, by kids, captured in our new printed publication, Mishou! Join us in the alcove opposite the playground in Washington Square Park from 11-3 today for snacks, chalk, fun convo with downtown legend Kim Hastreiter, and (best of all) free copies of the first issue!

Today in Hudson Square! We're hosting an open air art studio and gallery from 11 AM to 3 PM on Dominick Street between 6...
06/12/2021

Today in Hudson Square! We're hosting an open air art studio and gallery from 11 AM to 3 PM on Dominick Street between 6th Ave and Varick Street.

Children of all ages are invited to create art inspired by Tomashi Jackson's forthcoming mural on the exterior of the new Google campus in SoHo.

Spark inspiration for your child's art by considering the below prompts:

What does peace look like?
How do we make peace?
Why do we want peace?

Today in Hudson Square! We're hosting an open air art studio and gallery from 11 AM to 3 PM on Dominick Street between 6th Ave and Varick Street.

Children of all ages are invited to create art inspired by Tomashi Jackson's forthcoming mural on the exterior of the new Google campus in SoHo.

Spark inspiration for your child's art by considering the below prompts:

What does peace look like?
How do we make peace?
Why do we want peace?

Come to our launch party for Mishou Magazine this Sunday co-hosted by downtown art legend Kim Hastreiter! We'll be at th...
06/11/2021

Come to our launch party for Mishou Magazine this Sunday co-hosted by downtown art legend Kim Hastreiter! We'll be at the alcove opposite the playground in Washington Square Park from 11 AM to 3 PM. The event is free and open to the public, and Mishou will provide snacks, chalk, and complimentary copies of the magazine for all. Flyer artwork by the incredible 9 y/o artist Nolawit hailing from from Berkeley, CA.

RSVP to rsvp(at)cmany(dot)org

Come to our launch party for Mishou Magazine this Sunday co-hosted by downtown art legend Kim Hastreiter! We'll be at the alcove opposite the playground in Washington Square Park from 11 AM to 3 PM. The event is free and open to the public, and Mishou will provide snacks, chalk, and complimentary copies of the magazine for all. Flyer artwork by the incredible 9 y/o artist Nolawit hailing from from Berkeley, CA.

RSVP to rsvp(at)cmany(dot)org

We're launching a magazine! Say hello to Mishou Magazine, a new all-ages art publication that highlights work by artists...
06/08/2021

We're launching a magazine! Say hello to Mishou Magazine, a new all-ages art publication that highlights work by artists ages 15 and under, co-published by Children's Museum of the Arts and Dizzy Books.

Celebrate the inaugural issue during a free launch party on Sunday, June 13 in Washington Square Park. Co-hosted by The New Now founder Kim Hastreiter, this celebratory event takes place in the alcove opposite the playground and features snacks, chalk, and complimentary copies of the magazine for all.

Send an RSVP to rsvp (at) cmany (dot) org

We're launching a magazine! Say hello to Mishou Magazine, a new all-ages art publication that highlights work by artists ages 15 and under, co-published by Children's Museum of the Arts and Dizzy Books.

Celebrate the inaugural issue during a free launch party on Sunday, June 13 in Washington Square Park. Co-hosted by The New Now founder Kim Hastreiter, this celebratory event takes place in the alcove opposite the playground and features snacks, chalk, and complimentary copies of the magazine for all.

Send an RSVP to rsvp (at) cmany (dot) org

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At CMA, we give children and families access to the creative tools that promote self-expression through the visual and performing arts. We honor the artist in every child through hands-on art programs taught by professionally-trained working artists; through our on-going exhibitions of children's art; and through partnerships with diverse community organizations that celebrate life and the arts in New York City.

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