Play more games–and see more art! International Tabletop Day is coming up on April 29. Tabletop Day is a day dedicated to playing board games and having fun with friends and family, with events all over the world. Since plenty of board games are set in locations and eras represented in our collections, here are a few ideas for what to play inspired by works of art in the galleries.
The CMA's next exhibition, Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s, opens this Sun, 4/30!
Discover Alex Katz’s innovative paintings of the 1950s in the first major museum exhibition of these works. Combining abstraction with recognizable imagery, Katz’s boldly simplified portraits and landscapes foreshadowed the development of Pop Art.
The CMA's Ingalls Library is a nationally recognized art research library, open to all. Established along side the museum, the library's non-circulating collection has grown to half a million volumes of scholarly publications. The Ingalls Library also provides 24/7 access to its online library and archives catalog along with e-journals, and databases. It's located at the north entrance on level 2R of the CMA.
“A line so deliberate, so self-confident, so austere, could not be a sudden achievement, nor depend on the brilliance of a single personality. It is the product of a whole civilization…” – artist, art historian, and philosopher Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy on his admiration for traditional Indian drawings – works that influenced his own drawings pictured above and on view NOW in gallery 242B, along with examples of his photography, and Indian paintings from his personal collection.
Have you seen the current exhibition Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks at the CMA? This exhibition, which displays rarely seen sketches, large-scale paintings, and drawings by Jean-Michel Basquiat–the iconic Brooklyn-born street artist and hip-hop muse, runs through April 23.