This Week at CMA: Modern Design in the Jazz Age, Close-Looking Session: Caravaggio, Meditation in the Galleries

Check out these five must-attend events this week at the CMA!

Gallery Talk: Modern Design in the Jazz Age
Wed, 12/6
While simple shapes and minimal, yet recognizable, decoration spelled modern in the first half of the 1920s, a more geometric style of modernism in design took hold in the latter half of the decade. Curator of decorative art and design Stephen Harrison will explore innovation and modernity in Jazz Age design within the last two galleries of the exhibition. 

Tue, 12/5
Key Jo Lee, Assistant Director of Academic Outreach, offers a guided look exploring differences between Caravaggio’s masterpiece and a copy by an unknown artist, raising questions about the manufacture of copies in an age before digital reproduction. 

Meditation in the Galleries
Sat, 12/9
Join us each month to clear your mind and refresh your spirit in the serene atmosphere of the glass box gallery with guided meditation sessions led by experienced meditation practitioners. 

Film: Madam Satan
Sun, 12/10 & Tue, 12/12
To win back her straying husband, a wife dons a seductive disguise during an elaborate masquerade ball on an ill-fated zeppelin. Cecil B. DeMille’s outlandish extravaganza may be the screen’s first disaster movie.

The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s
The first major museum exhibition to focus on American taste in art and design during the dynamic years of the 1920s and early 1930s. Due to the popularity of this exhibition, entrance tickets may be sold out. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.

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