The mission of the Children’s Museum of the Arts is to introduce children and their families to the transformative power of the arts by providing opportunities to make art side-by-side with working artists.
Children's Museum of the Arts to exhibit Art & Activism: Drawing The Line
The Children's Museum of The Arts will present an exhibition titled, Art & Activism: Drawing The Line in conjunction with a town hall that aims to make art and facilitate a conversation led by artists and children. The Museum will encourage the participation of both children and adults in the conversation, with an aim to address the topic of Freedom of Speech.
Children's Museum of the Arts to host Town Hall
The Children's Museum of Arts will host a panel led and moderated by children on the issues that matter to them at our first ever CMA Town Hall. Traditionally used by politicians, the CMA Town Hall will seek to create a safe space for dialogue and amplify the voices of our young visitors in a variety of ways. This month, our young moderators will lead us in a discussion with adults in their community over issues that matter to them. After participants exercise their freedom of speech, then they will exercise their freedom to create. CMA Teaching Artists will use art as a tool to dive into issues of social justice and equity. Attendees will be invited to create their own megaphone to spread the word on what matters most to them.
Join the Children's Museum of the Art on Sunday, October 20 for a celebration of child-led civic engagement! CMA is partnering with artist-run civic engagement platform For Freedoms to present interactive workshops inspired by a year of amplifying children’s voices and catching them in action. From September 2018—August 2019, CMA led an initiative called CIVICKIDS, a year-long venture in implementing and disseminating curriculum designed to initiate conversations surrounding civic engagement with children and families. We identified 12 themes for each month of CIVICKIDS. During each month, our onsite programming related to CIVICKIDS, and we also asked partners working with children from all over the world to reflect with us. In addition, we hosted offsite workshops in all of NYC’s five boroughs. Through the process of working with children, families, and organizations near and far, we learned about how children see themselves in the world, the issues they face, and the future they want to inherit. Come celebrate what we’ve learned over the past year, as we continue our journey to Make Art, Make a Difference. https://cmany.org/classes-and-activities/events/civickids-celebration/