MCNY Kids Create

Kids doing art projects
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Art-Making and Discussion with NYC Artists 

See. Discuss. Create! Meet famed New York artists Janette Beckman and Daze and make your own artistic works. 

Stream these free sessions to see highlights from the Museum’s collections, hear behind-the-scenes stories from the artists, and take part in interactive, art-making activities.  

Recommended for ages 7 and older. All ages are welcome. Sessions are intergenerational and family members are encouraged to join and participate together.  



Photographing City Life:  Live Session with Photographer Janette Beckman 

Meet the photographer who captured many youth cultures, including through her street photography and photos of hip hop legends before they were famous, and discover how to tell stories through the camera. Learn more.


City as Canvas: Live Session with Daze, Artist and Graffiti Writer 

Meet Daze, a prolific artist regarded as one of the most acclaimed graffiti writers of his time. Hear about his time as a young artist growing up in New York City and participate in an interactive drawing activity to create your own pieces and designs. Learn more.


Questions? Email 

Students are invited to submit photos of artwork created after a MCNY Kids Create virtual program to be considered for a student gallery of work on the Museum of the City of New York’s website. To send in a submission, please fill out the Student Artwork Permission Form and email a signed copy to along with a digital image of the student’s artwork. 


Family and Community Engagement Programs are made possible in part by the Margaret S. Ogden and Stephen A. Ogden Memorial Fund, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Sy Syms Foundation, and the Frank J. Antun Foundation. 

The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center is endowed by grants from The Thompson Family Foundation Fund, the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment, and other generous donors.  

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