Every year thousands of marches, rallies, and gatherings are held around the world in celebration of LGBTQ Pride during June. This month was chosen as a commemoration of the Stonewall Riots of June 28, 1969, in which a series of demonstrations against a police raid of the gay-friendly Stonewall Inn became the catalyst for the LGBTQ rights movement.
Celebrate Pride Month with a visit to the galleries to see these works by LGBTQ artists.
CMA is hosting its second annual Giving Day on Fri, June 2.
Presented in the middle of the museum’s spring annual appeal campaign, CMA Giving Day is a 24-hour philanthropic challenge to the community. All contributions from CMA Giving Day will go to the Annual Fund, which provides the museum with important unrestricted operating support for programs, exhibitions, and conservation of the collection.
Artist entry cards for the May Show are currently being digitized by the Ingalls Library and Museum Archives. Entry cards for the years 1919-1949 are now available on the Internet Archive. They include the name and address of the artist, the titles of works of art entered and accepted into the juried exhibition, the names of collaborators, and the exhibition category under which each work was submitted.
A flower is a thing of beauty but it can also be a symbol of one’s ability to excise power and influence. Let’s examine a few works from the collection and see how flowers have spoken to these societal and cultural concepts.