April 13, 2019
03:30 pm to 05:30 pm

Cima Kids! Family Programs at the Center for Italian Modern Art

CIMA - Center for Italian Modern Art
421 Broome Street 4th floor
10013 New York, NY
United States

The Center for Italian Modern Art is pleased to announce a workshop, for children age 6 -11, led by museum educators and scholars in residence. By incorporating close observation with guided conversation and an artistic activity, children develop meaningful and lasting relationships with art in an intimate exhibition environment.

Children explore the exhibition, Metaphysical Masterpieces 1916-1920, Morandi, Sironi and Carrà, and discover how Giorgio Morandi sees and interprets ordinary objects of everyday life. Working with crayons, colored pencils and artisanal papers, participants will use their newfound knowledge from the exhibition, to make their own representation around the question: what makes a still life painting, a still life?


(Please note 1 reservation admits an adult and a child)


3:30pm — Welcome

3.45pm — Start of the activity: Tour of the exhibition and Workshop with creative activity

5.15pm — End of program

Please note: At least one caretaker must remain at CIMA for the entire duration of the program. While the children are engaged in their creative activity, caretakers are invited to enjoy an Italian coffee, read books from CIMA’s library, peruse newspapers or tour CIMA’s Metaphysical Masterpieces, 1916–1920: Morandi, Sironi, and Carrà exhibition.

Franca Bombieri was born and raised in Italy where she attended the Liceo Artistico (Art School) in Venice. She continued her studies at Ca’ Foscari University, and later received her Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts with concentration in Art History in New York City. In New York, Franca taught at the Rudolf Steiner School for fifteen years during which she also traveled to Kenya for three consecutive summers to work with the Samburu Tribe, developing a school program that would reflect their culture.

Franca has been able to fuse together her formal education with her experience as a teacher by teaching art classes to children and their care-givers at the Art Barge, the Victor d’Amico Institute of Art in Amagansett NY. Franca’s passion has been finding ways to communicate art to children and teenagers based on cognitive development, as she believes that art is a powerful form of expression that delivers and fosters communication. She has been a volunteer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Access Department of Education for these past five years, and is currently enrolled in the Docent Program.


Can I leave my child?

At least one caretaker must remain at CIMA for the entire duration of the program. We invite you to relax, enjoy an espresso, our exhibition and library during this time.

Will you have programs for other ages?

CIMA is expanding its family programs and will be posting new events and activities for additional age groups.

Please contact [email protected] for any further questions.