"Art Forms: 75 Years of Arts Education"

At CMA's latest exhibition, kids' artwork—and the arts programs that foster children's creativity—is front and center. Works created in the museum's 2011-12 NYC public-school partnerships are juxtaposed with art by the teaching artists themselves and antique children's artwork dating back to the 1930s, including ten linocuts by child prodigy Alfred Cohen, created in 1938–39 when he was eight and nine years old. Also on view are ten graphite drawings, collages and watercolor paintings created by eighth-graders at Harlem's Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts in the early 1960s, which provide an intriguing look at that time period. All ages.