Past Virtual Member and Donor Events
These events are in the past. For a listing of upcoming virtual events, visit our virtual event page.
This Spring at the CMA: hear from the director and curators about ongoing exhibitions, preview upcoming exhibitions, special happenings at the CMA and more!
Hear insights from Korkow and former senior conservator of paintings Marcia Steele as they discuss the recent conservation of the CMA’s Italian Baroque painting Danaë by Orazio Gentileschi (1563–1639), which has revealed a more vibrant and refined work than has hitherto been possible to perceive. The event will include a musical performance and Q&A with Korkow and Steele.
Gain an insider view about stories featured in Stories from Storage from curator of Korean art Sooa Im McCormick and James and Donna Reid Curator of Chinese Art Clarissa von Spee in this virtual talk exclusive to Asian Art Society members.
The CMA is telling the story of contemporary art in a bold new way through a reinstallation with fresh viewpoints to create new experiences. Of the works on display, almost half are by women, and about a third by African or African American artists.
Column & Stripe and Textile Art Alliance members are invited to a virtual talk featuring Susan E. Bergh, curator of Pre-Columbian and Native North American art.
Join Painting and Drawing Society members as Seth Pevnick, curator of Greek and Roman art, discusses highlights from the CMA’s Roman art collection.
Take a virtual trip to West Texas and explore the desert oasis of Marfa, an art-filled, small-town phenomenon.
Friends of African and African American Art, Contemporary Art Society, and Print Club members are invited to a virtual talk featuring director of academic affairs and associate curator of special projects Key Jo Lee.
Column & Stripe and Friends of Photography members are invited to a virtual talk featuring curator of Korean art Sooa Im McCormick, associate curator of contemporary art Nadiah Rivera Fellah, and curator of photography Barbara Tannenbaum.
The CMA looked within to develop the current major show in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall, Stories from Storage, which opened on February 7 and runs through May 16.
Textile Art Alliance members are invited to a virtual tour of Fashioning Identity: Mola Textiles of Panamá given by Susan E. Bergh, curator of Pre-Columbian and Native North American art.
Asian Art Society members are invited to a virtual talk featuring Sonya Rhie Mace, George P. Bickford Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art, and Sinéad Vilbar, curator of Japanese art.
Painting and Drawing Society and Column & Stripe members are invited to a virtual talk featuring associate curator of European art Cory Korkow, along with conservation intern Elena Mars.
Womens Council, Print Club, and Textile Art Alliance members are invited to the Womens Council February virtual membership program featuring Emily Peters, curator of prints and drawings.
Join chief digital information officer Jane Alexander, along with director of collections management Mary Suzor and chief photographer Howard Agriesti, to learn how art and tech came together to digitize the CMA’s collection.
Womens Council members are invited to the January virtual membership program featuring Gerhard Lutz, the Robert P. Bergman Curator of Medieval Art.
CMA Insider, Leadership Circle, Legacy Society, and Friends of African and African American Art Members are invited to join Kristen Windmuller-Luna to hear the life story of a 20th-century Yorùbá masquerade dance costume (called egúngún), from its origins in Ògbómọ̀ṣọ́, Nigeria, to its current home in the CMA exhibition Second Careers. Created with more than 300 textiles from Africa, Europe, and Asia, this egúngún swirls into motion during festivals honoring departed ancestors. Centuries old, the creation of egúngún is still practiced in Nigeria, the Republic of Benin, and in the Yorùbá diaspora. In the summer of 2018, this egúngún was traced back to its makers, the Lekewọgbẹ family. Though no longer ritually empowered according to its community of origin, it remains a compelling symbol of belief.
Toast your fellow Leadership Circle members at this holiday-themed event featuring Kristen Windmuller-Luna, curator of African art; Seth Pevnick, curator of Greek and Roman art; and Sue Bergh, curator of Pre-Columbian and Native North American art as they explore libations in 20th-century Africa, ancient Greece, and the ancient Andes through the CMA’s collection. A special musical performance is included in the evening’s celebrations.
All CMA members are invited to celebrate the fall season of exhibitions with curator talks, a behind-the-scenes visit of the museum, and a special musical performance by Chief Ayanda Clarke, Ajibilu Awo of Osogbo, with THE FADARA GROUP. Chief Ayanda is a Babalawo, an Egúngún initiate, and a GRAMMY® Award–winning master percussionist. He is also the founder and CEO of THE FADARA GROUP, a Brooklyn-based company that intertwines music, culture, and spirituality.
Enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how the global pandemic has impacted the field of conservation and how the CMA is adapting to the changing landscape.
The curators of photography and Indian art, Barbara Tannenbaum and Sonya Rhie Mace, are enthusiastic about sharing their insights into a recent acquisition that physically marries photography with historical Indian art.
Leadership Circle members have an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the reimagined British Galleries with CMA curatorial and design teams