Today at the Museum
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

10:00 am
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Learn about warm and cool colors, wet-into-wet blending, glazing, and color mixing.

10:30 am
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Four Tue, 10:30–11:00. See CMA through baby’s eyes!

1:00 pm
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Beginners learn simple yet effective drawing techniques using basic graphite and conté crayon on paper.

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

1:30 pm
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Instructor: Mitzi Lai. Four Gentlemen classes are a prerequisite. Experienced students continue mastering new skills. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 to Sunday, April 23, 2017

In 1977, at the age of 17, Basquiat began collaborating with his friend Al Diaz as SAMO©, spray-painting aphorisms around lower Manhattan.

Sunday, March 26, 2017 to Sunday, July 16, 2017

African Master Carvers: Known and Famous addresses the false assumption that all African artists who created tradition-based art were anonymous, even though few historical artists south of the Sahara are known by name, and biographical data about their training and life is scarce.

Sunday, January 22, 2017 to Sunday, April 23, 2017

Brooklyn-born artist Jean-Michel Basquiat filled numerous notebooks with poetry, wordplay, sketches, and personal observations ranging from street life and popular culture to themes of race, class, and world history.

Sunday, February 26, 2017 to Sunday, July 30, 2017

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observed in 1963 that one hundred years after the abolition of slavery in America “the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. . . .

Saturday, September 24, 2016 to Sunday, September 24, 2017

Throughout history, precious works of art have been used in worship. Radiant textiles, cherished symbols of the majesty of God as well as the wealth and power of the Catholic Church, embellished the high altar and clothed the clergy. Quality was expensive.