If you and your child are looking for an exciting art adventure, the Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) is a great place to visit! CMA offers visiting children with opportunities to view artwork as well as make it!
Exhibitions are geared toward children’s interests. Currently on view is an exhibition titled “If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home”, a group exhibition that explores maps and mapping as a form of art. Artists in the exhibition reflect on the history of cartography and the use of maps by early explorers and then take the idea to the next level. The exhibition includes fantastical depictions of imagined spaces, rich with compressed information in the form of symbols and keys. Artists interpret the use of mapping in a variety of ways to make sense of the world around them.
Children who visit also have the opportunity to make artwork of their own. The museum offers daily workshops, lead by CMA’s teaching artists, giving visitors the chance to experiment with and explore new materials and techniques inspired by the exhibitions on view.
In addition to the daily workshops offered in the museum, there are also after-school programs and all-day workshops offered during NYC public school vacations and federal holidays. Learn more at the CMA website.
Mondays: 12-5 PM
Tuesdays & Wednesdays: Closed
Thursdays & Fridays: 12-6 PM
Saturdays & Sundays: 10 AM-5 PM
Ages 1-65: $12
Seniors (65+): Pay As You Wish
Ages Under 1: FREE
**Pay As You Wish Hours: Thursdays from 4-6 PM**