Today at the Museum
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 to Saturday, January 3, 2015

This December, Paper Crazy Quilt:trade in those winter blues for a week of play as we explore Gallery One!

Sunday, December 7, 2014 to Sunday, January 4, 2015

Enjoy lantern displays inside the museum and the Environment of Lights installation on Wade Oval.

10:30 am
Studio Play

Every Thursday from 10:30–11:00 a.m. Join us in Studio Play for Art Stories, a weekly storytime program that combines children's books, artworks from the CMA collection, and hands-on activities. Designed for children ages 2 to 5 and their favorite grown-up to participate in together, Art Stories is led by museum educators.

1:00 pm

Public tours are offered daily at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Tours depart from the Information Desk in the Atrium. Additional tours Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

2:00 pm
Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall

Explore the special exhibition Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography with our docents. Free tour ticket required.

This exhibition, comprised primarily of work from the museum’s collection, examines some of the ways photography has been used to construct identities, whether fact or fiction.

Epic Systems: Three Monumental Paintings by Jennifer Bartlett will bring together Bartlett’s most ambitious works in an installation that spans the entirety of her significant career.

Although video art emerged in the 1960s with the advent of video recording devices, the medium gained traction as its ascendance coincided with the increased importance of television within daily life, which forever changed the ways in which images were distributed, consumed, and eventually reconstituted. Five Pioneers brings together landmark works by artists who helped pioneer the medium of video art.

An exhibition of 15 botanically inspired luxury textiles drawn from CMA’s exemplary collection.

Through 167 photographs and illustrated books, the Raymond collection tells two stories: one of a radical moment in early twentieth-century art and the other of an impassioned collector whose adventurous spirit and vision harmonized perfectly with his subject.

Influenced by the Harlem Renaissance, Jacob Lawrence (1917–2000) believed that art should be a quest for both personal and communal identity, a philosophy he advocated throughout his long and distinguished career.

Famed landscape painter Frederic Church (1826-1900) had a long-standing love affair with the natural beauty of Maine. Over the course of three decades, he visited often, creating intimately scaled sketches in a variety of media that served to inspire his major works.