Children's Museum of the Arts (CMA)

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103 Charlton Street, Between Hudson and Greenwich Streets, New York, NY 10014
West Village
(212) 274 0986


Editor’s Tip
CMA provides all children and families with access to creative tools that promote self-expression and self-esteem through visual arts.

About Children's Museum of the Arts (CMA)
Children’s Museum of the Arts is a non-profit art museum that introduces the transformative power of the arts to children and their families. CMA’s staff of professional artists guide and mentor young artists ages 10 months to 15 years through advanced art projects including printing, drawing, painting, weaving, sewing, photography, animation, filmmaking, editing, sculpting, graphic novel, and more. The central Cynthia C. Wainwright Gallery displays a rotating series of contemporary artwork by emerging and established artists from New York City and around the world. In addition, CMA’s dual-level Bridge hosts an interactive site-specific installation that is thematically linked to the main exhibition in the gallery. CMA is open to the public on Mondays and Fridays from 12-5 PM, Thursdays from 12-6 PM, and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM-6 PM.

Have a child under 5? CMA’s stART Studio provides a dedicated, specially-designed art and play studio for children who are mobile (around 1) to 5. This colorful and sun-lit space features special art stations designed to nurture your child’s creativity, curiosity and developmental growth lead by early learning professionals, all of whom are artists. Your child will explore and grow at their own pace, building confidence, vocabulary, and motor skills, all while making new friends and having loads of fun! Choose from daily weekday drop-in sessions or semester-long registered classes, or swing by the studio during the museum's public hours.

For children ages 5-15, CMA's Art Colony day camps and After School art classes provide children with a unique opportunity to unleash their creativity through painting, sculpture, animation, drawing, and more! All classes are led by professional working artists trained in teaching art-making to children.
Children's Museum of the Arts (CMA)

Spend the summer with Children’s Museum of the Arts! CMA’s week-long summer camps run from June through September at the museum on 103 Charlton Street and on Governors Island. CMA's technique-based classes are led by our team of professional Teaching Artists who design each curriculum off their own artistic practices and expertise. Your child can have the unique opportunity to learn comic book design from illustrators, animation from filmmakers, screen printing from textile artists, and more! Sign up your young creator for as many weeks as you wish.

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