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!
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.”
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.
The holidays are right around the corner! What better way to celebrate than by sharing the glamour and opulence of the 1920s with friends and family? The CMA’s special exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s runs through Sunday, January 14. Here are some ways to share #CMAJazzAge with your loved ones this holiday season.
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.