CMA's Permanent Collection

Children's Museum of the Arts maintains a permanent collection of over two thousand paintings and drawings of children’s art from over 50 countries and dating back to the 1930s. Exhibited here are the most recent additions to CMA's Permanent Collection.

The Sona Kludjian Collection is a set of 61 graphite drawings, collages, and watercolor paintings created in the 1960s by 8th graders at Harlem's Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts under the tutelage of art teacher Sona Kludjian.

The Henry Schaefer-Simmern Collection is a set of 155 paintings and drawings created between the 1930s and 70s by children ages 3-15 in Germany, Switzerland, Holland, and the United States under the tutelage of art educator Henry Schaefer-Simmern.