Works in Progress: Meghann Snow, Dance Drawing Series

As part of the Work in Progress exhibit, CMA’s gallery hosted performance artist and former ballet dancer/figure skater Meghann Snow, whose ‘Dance Drawing Series’ focuses on muscle memory and use of the body to create lasting impressions. Using industrial materials such as tape and bubble wrap to create “ballet shoes,” Snow creates wearable footwear which she uses to dance on large-scale canvases while inscribing them with acrylic paint.

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Works In Progress: Margot Fitzsimmons and Spencer Lott; Shadow Playground

CMA recent exhibit Works In Progress turned CMA’s gallery into a blank canvas for artistic exploration, as well as a working studio, where guest artists invited visitors to assist them in their art making process. Over the course of two months, the exhibition hosted three guest artists who transformed the space into something unique and special. For

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Works in Progress: Lisa Ludwig, The Art Neighborhood

Children’s Museum of the Arts presented Works In Progress, an ever-evolving exhibition that turned the CMA gallery into a blank canvas for artistic exploration, as well as a working studio, where guest artists invited visitors to assist them in their art making process. The first selected guest artist is Lisa Ludwig, presenting at CMA’s gallery her continuing community project, “The Art Neighborhood”, a large-scale installation, which uses recycled materials to create a scaled down urban environment complete with the characters that inhabit it. Read more about it here –

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Now Open: A PoeTree Grows at CMA!

This summer, CMA is delighted to present the PoeTree, an interactive installation piece which pairs poetry and art. Sponsored by Amy Losak in tribute to her late mother, Sydell Rosenberg, the PoeTree is now on display in our Fine Arts Studio. Learn more about this amazing project below.

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In Review: Inside Out/Outside In

CMA began our summer with the exhibit Inside Out/Outside In, which was the 5th annual celebration of artwork from our school partnerships and community programs. With pieces created by students in over 20 partnerships, Inside Out/Outside In provided a look at the city’s different neighborhoods and cultures as well as realizing a new generation of artists.

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Highlights From Picture This: 25 Years at CMA

On May 5th, families flocked into CMA for Picture This, a party and benefit celebrating 25 years of serving young artists in NYC. All proceeds go to CMA’s free community programs, and it’s always nice to party for a good cause.

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Meet our new Executive Director, Barbara Hunt McLanahan

All of us here at CMA are very pleased to announce and welcome our new Executive Director, Barbara Hunt McLanahan! Learn more about Barbara’s love for art and children in an interview conducted by her 6 year old daughter, Jade.

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Highlights from Winter Art Colony 2012

Last week’s Winter Art Colony damp was short but sweet. Young artists ages 6-12 joined us after the holidays eager and ready to paint, draw, and animate their way through the winter break.

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RAMMELLZEE’s Legacy Lives on at CMA

Our current exhibition at the Children’s Museum of the Arts showcases a visual encyclopedia of artworks by artist and MC, RAMMELLZEE, including life-sized costumes, masks, frescoes, figurines, videos and more.

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Caring is Squaring with Cecilia de Corral

At CMA, our mission is to serve young artists and families in our community with creative and empowering hands-on arts programming. Following Hurricane Sandy, Teaching Artist Cecilia de Corral decided to use her craft to empower CMA’s community with the ability to create quilts for families who had been affected by the storm. In this

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