New in the Islamic Galleries: Textiles and Design of Central Asia

Posted on December 8, 2017 by cmoore

Central Asia is the region of grasslands and steppes between the Caspian Sea to the west and Mongolia to the east. As early as the 700s many Central Asian people had already adopted the religion of Islam, which spread rapidly across the region. Traditionally skilled at horsemanship and excelling in traversing vast distances, Central Asian people developed art forms that were portable, notably textiles.

See images from the installation below on view NOW in CMA’s Islamic galleries!

CMA's Major Initiative Addresses Lack of Diversity in Art Museums

Posted on December 6, 2017 by cmoore

The CMA recently announced the creation of a citywide diversity initiative to address the long-standing lack of diversity in the museum profession.

“Developing a more diverse staff will make the CMA a more effective museum,” said Director William M. Griswold. “We are delighted to partner in this endeavor that will strengthen the museum field by developing talent for the future. We are excited about the possibilities as we build a national model for such partnerships.” 

Black Friday in CMA's Collection

Posted on November 24, 2017 by cmoore

It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and there are multiple ways to spend your Black Friday. Perhaps you took the day off to sleep-in and enjoy holiday leftovers. Maybe you’ve been up since 4 a.m. and scored all the door buster deals. Or maybe, you chose to forgo a vacation day and head into work to take advantage of the quiet time. Or, perhaps you're spending some time at the CMA!

However you decide to spend your day, here are some fun works in our collection you may be able to relate to.

Holiday Book Sale Presented by the Ingalls Library Begins Tues, 11/21

Posted on November 17, 2017 by cmoore

The holidays are just around the corner! Looking for some gift ideas? Check out the Holiday Book Sale Presented by the Ingalls Library beginning Tuesday,11/21/17 through Friday, 12/15/17 during the library’s regular operating hours (Tuesday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm) to browse a selection of books and exhibition catalogs in multiple languages and covering art and art history from all periods. 

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