Description & History
Philosophy At CMA, we give all children and families access to the creative tools that promote self-expression and esteem through the visual and performing arts. We honor the artist in every child through hands-on art programs taught by trained, working artists; through our on-going collection and exhibition of children's art; and through partnerships with diverse community organizations that celebrate life and the arts in New York City.
History Founded in October 1988 by Kathleen Schneider, the Children's Museum of the Arts is one of the oldest children's art museums in the world. The Museum has been located in the Manhattan neighborhood of SoHo since its inception. The Museum employs an artist-in-residence format whereby teaching artists work directly with children and their families. CMA is a nonprofit institution.