One of thirty-six works titled Improvisation completed between 1911 and 1914, Cannons of 1913 remains one of Russian artist Vasily Kandinsky’s most influential contributions to modern art. See this generous loan from the Art Institute of Chicago, on view NOW at the CMA in gallery 225!
In October 2015, poets gathered at the museum for a day-long workshop focusing on ekphrastic poetry, the description in verse of a work of art. Visiting Shadows and Dreams: Pictorialist Photography in America, they found plenty of inspiration. Pictorialist photographers emphasized creativity and personal expression in their work, and the photographs in the exhibition represent a wide range of imaginative, artistic visions. After looking closely at the exhibition, each poet selected one or two of the photographs on view to use as a focus for the day’s writing.
This weekend, bring your family to the CMA for games, puzzles, art, and more!
Family Game Night: Birthday Edition 2016
Celebrate sumer and the museum’s centennial with games, puzzles, and an action-packed quiz show in the atrium. The evening culminates with a special party-themed scavenger hunt through the galleries.
The CMA’s next centennial exhibition, Art and Stories from Mughal India opens this Sunday, July 31! This show invites you to discover the Indian empire that built the Taj Mahal and explore Mughal India through 100 newly-acquired, exquisitely detailed and vibrant paintings, along with lavish decorative objects on loan from across the country.