Children’s Museum of the Arts’ 2021 Art Auction and Fundraiser Exhibition, Now is Not the Time, takes place virtually from February 25 to March 11 in partnership with Artsy. Proceeds from the fundraiser exhibition ensure the continuation of CMA’s mission to provide vital access to the arts for children of all backgrounds and abilities from around the globe.
The online fundraiser exhibition includes over 40 artists whose work responds in ways both subtle and profound to issues of social justice, including Faith Ringgold, Rashid Johnson, Eddie Martinez, Cindy Sherman, and Baseera Khan. The title, Now is Not the Time, refers to the increasing trend of abandoning arts education in the wake of COVID-19 and today’s social and political challenges. CMA actively pushes back against this mode of thinking, advocating that access to the arts is more important than ever for children and families dealing with the stress of the current moment.