CMA is Expanding to a New, Bigger Location

Photo Courtesy of CMA

The Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) in Soho announced this week that it will be opening a new 10,000-square-foot museum site at 103 Charlton Street (at the corner of Hudson Street) in October 2011.

CMA says the new space will allow the museum to expand its art education programs for young artists, ages 1 to 15, offering more of everything: “more  inspired messiness, more opportunities to make art with CMA’s super-talented Teaching Artists, more programs for tweens and teens, new programming for 10-to 15-year olds, a new media lab, bigger and better exhibits, and more free programs.”

According to its website, CMA will serve 70,000 visitors in its first year open—and 25 percent of free of charge thus expanding its outreach to ensure that communities in need throughout NYC have access to the museum’s innovative approach to the arts.

The new space will also feature:

— a 2,000-square-foot exhibition space;

— a state-of-the-art media lab and sound booth offering CMA’s award-winning, stop-action animation program, through which children ages 6 to 15 can develop, create and edit their own animated films;

— a Clay Bar, which houses a clay workshop and  will be equipped with materials for creature- and puppet-building;

–dedicated tween and teen events;

–two classrooms, two art studios and a special “Wee Arts” studio for toddler programs;

— plus a café.

To learn more about CMA’s expansion plans and capital campaign click here.


  1. KChambard says:

    I just got an email about the expansion. It is a shame my kids are outgrowing the CMA. The space looks like it will be lovely.

  2. I got the e-mail, too and it didn't provide all the details. You may be in luck…Per its website, CMA will offer a teen night on the first Friday of the month, featuring movie screenings, music and food.

  3. It’s really great that people are sharing this infomraiton.

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