Art

The artist has to be something like a whale swimming with his mouth wide open, absorbing everything until he has what he really needs.
— Romare Bearden

Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling was created to give children access to art, artists, and different art forms, as a way to enhance and encourage creative thinking. Designed for young children and their families, the museum showcases a range of art that is accessible and thought-provoking, from historically significant to important contemporary works; and offers children the chance to engage with working artists and to explore and experiment in well-equipped art-making facilities.

The rich cultural history of Sugar Hill and the artists of the Harlem Renaissance inspired the vision of Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling as a home for the creativity of the families in our community. New York City artists, especially those with roots in the diverse and vibrant neighborhoods of Upper Manhattan, are artistic role models for young children. Our artist-in-residence helps children learn how imagination, inspiration, and hard work come together to make art and build community.

Photo Credit: Michael J. Palma

Photo Credit: Michael J. Palma