September 26, 2013 through January 26, 2014
Monday, Wednesday 12-5pm; Thursday, Friday 12-6pm; Saturday, Sunday 10am-5pm.
Children's Museum of the Arts
Free with admission: $11; free for kids younger than 1
Any adult of a certain age asked to define tweet in 2013 is likely to answer that it is a "short communication of 140 characters or less." Yet before 2006, tweet was primarily used to describe the chirp of a bird, a sound generally perceived as a sweet or happy sound.
In New York City, you witness more and more pedestrians striding through life with heads buried in smartphones. People tweet, text, and email on the go. The simple act of looking around as you go about our daily journey is being lost to an ever more fragmented and hectic contemporary society.
The exhibition Tweet asks everyone to pause, reflect, and remember a simple act that is available to everyone. Look around, enjoy nature, and see the birds.
All the artworks included in Tweet come from a similar starting point – that of careful observation of nature, specifically of birds. To identify and study at great and near distances, with quiet observation and in fleeting moments – this kind of looking is encouraged by these works. As part of the exhibition, CMA asks viewers to use their technology to come together in shared games around bird spotting, or to simply put the gadgets away and draw from nature.
Address: 103 Charlton St.
Hudson Square, NY 10014
About Children's Museum of the Arts
Standard hours: Monday, 12-5pm; Thursday-Friday, 12-6pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Stroller parking: Yes
Stroller check: No
Bring food: Yes
Buy food: No
Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
Family bathroom: Yes
The mission of the Children’s Museum of the Arts is to introduce children and their families to the transformative power of the arts by providing opportunities to make art side-by-side with working artists.
Children’s Museum of the Arts is a nonprofit arts facility that brings hands-on art programming to children throughout New York City. The staff of practicing teaching artists guide and mentor young artists ages 10 months to 15 years through fun and advanced art projects, ranging in a variety of techniques and mediums.
Street Parking Nearest public transportation stop:
Houston St, 1; Spring Street, A, C Play area:
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