Upcoming Events

  • Pop-Op-Art

    July 28, 20149 a.m. - Noon

    Explore the Pop and Optical Art genres through a variety of materials and techniques.
  • Wild Wild West

    July 28, 20149 a.m. - Noon

    Head 'em up, move 'em out! Blaze trails through the Museum while experiencing the thrills of the Wild West and create pieces based on the western frontier.
  • Art Avengers

    July 28, 20141 p.m. - 4 p.m.

    A crime occurred at the CMA! Use your skills of deduction and your love of art to help solve this mystery. Follow the clues each day to solve the case and learn techniques while recreating a "missing" artwork.
  • Arts & Draughts

    August 1, 20147:00 - 11:00 p.m.

    Art, drink, and be happy! Enjoy beer tastings from the Whig, musical performances, D.I.Y Art projects, interactive art, scavenger hunts, unique perspective tours through the exhibitions Animal Instinct and Cheer for the Home Team!, and more.

    Sponsored by The Whig, WXRY and Free Times.
  • Fins, Feathers, and Fur

    August 4, 20149 a.m. - Noon

    Draw, paint, and print all of the amazing creatures on exhibit at the CMA!
  • The ABCs of Art

    August 4, 20149 a.m. - Noon

    Scissors? Check! Markers? Check! Paintbrush? Check! Learn the basics of what it takes to create great art. Focus on shapes, colors, and other elements of art to prepare for the school year ahead.
  • Project FUNway Re-mix

    August 4, 20141 p.m. - 4 p.m.

    Design and create fashion accessories with a variety of simple and fun techniques. The final day of camp features a fashion show!
  • Gladys' Gang: Alphabet Animals

    August 6, 201410:00 - 11:00 a.m.

    Get inspired by picture book author Anita Lobel's exhibition, All the World's a Stage. Then back to the studios to create part of your own picture book. Participants (ages 2-5) and their adult companions explore art through the introduction of elementary art terms such as color, line, shape ae, shape and texture during the Gladys' Gang series. This program includes story time and a creative studio activity.
  • Champagne Reception with Shelley Reed

    August 10, 20145:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    Experience a rare opportunity to tour an exhibition with the artist who created the work. Boston-based artist Shelley Reed gives a tour through the galleries to discuss the inspiration and the process behind the pieces in Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed.

    Reed's fascination with works by the Old Masters has led her to bring a modern take to those allegorical pieces, and to create large-scale paintings full of intricate details and rendered completely in black and white. Hear from the artist herself what drives this compelling process. Cap off the tour with a champagne toast, then join us for a reception with hors d'oeuvres and a beer and wine cash bar to share more of your thoughts with Reed and your fellow museum-goers.
  • Mythological Monsters

    August 11, 20149 a.m. - Noon

    Join us for an exploration of ancient myths and legends. Explore artwork inspired by the stories of Greece, Rome, and Egypt and complete mythology-based projects of your own.
  • Go BIG

    August 11, 20149 a.m. - Noon

    Big canvases that is—inspired by the exhibition, Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed. Learn how to build, stretch, and prepare your own canvas. Then, go big with some paintings to match!

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