What's Happening Now

Get the latest scoop on CMA renovations here. Want some context? Get more information about the full transformation project

What's in a frame? 

February 15, 2018

In our latest CMA story, Exhibition Preparator Laura Hine gives us an in-depth look at the painstaking process of restoring an antique gilt frame to its former glory. Watch the video here.

Sparks are flying!

February 1, 2018

When all is said and done, this area will be a corridor where art will be transported to and from the new modern and contemporary galleries. 

Look what's coming down the pipeline!

January 25, 2018

We've got plumbers hard at work putting in the pipes that will support a new catering kitchen and restrooms for the flexible event space upstairs. 


So much ceiling work

January 16, 2018

Renovations have gone through the roof — well, the ceilings. Crews have been working hard on electrical, HVAC, and plumbing.

Unfinished business

December 28, 2017

You may have seen the large, unfinished area on the second floor at an Arts & Draughts or a Gala. Affectionately dubbed the loft, this area is being renovated in two ways. Part of it is becoming additional gallery space. The rest is getting a major upgrade to become a flexible event space. 

Future gallery space

December 14, 2017

That great big hole in the wall is the first step towards turning unfinished space into more galleries. More space for art makes us so happy! 

We see workers!

December 12, 2017
After months of preparation behind the scenes, the renovation work has hit public spaces. Workers are building a temporary wall to help preserve safety.

The last work of art in the collection galleries is now in storage

November 21, 2017

The CMA's chandelier by Antonio Salviati has 187 pieces and weighs over a ton. Installing it in our galleries required building extra reinforcement into the ceiling. So it's no surprise that our team saved this beauty for last when deinstalling the galleries in preparation for renovations. It took six curatorial handlers several hours to complete the process. Learn more from one of those handlers in this CMA Story.