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Past Virtual Member and Donor Events

These events are in the past. For a listing of upcoming virtual events, visit our virtual event page.

Special Event
Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Friends of African and African American Art members are invited to a virtual talk with Beth Edelstein, objects conservator.

Special Event
Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Join us for a virtual talk exclusively for CAS members featuring artist Rose B. Simpson, who will discuss her practice. Her work will also be featured in the CMA’s fall 2021 exhibition Picturing Motherhood Now.

Special Event
Thursday, June 10, 2021, 6:00 pm

Join Gerhard Lutz, Robert P. Bergman Curator of Medieval Art, as he gives a virtual tour of Medieval Treasures from Münster Cathedral. Gold and silver reliquaries, jeweled crosses, liturgical garments, and illuminated manuscripts are among the rare treasures kept in the Cathedral of Saint Paul in Münster, in northwestern Germany.

Special Event
Thursday, May 27, 2021, 6:00 pm

Contemporary Art Society and Column & Stripe members are invited to a virtual talk featuring Emily Liebert, curator of contemporary art, and artist Sarah Sze. A virtual annual meeting for Contemporary Art Society members will follow.

Special Event
Thursday, May 20, 2021, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Take a virtual trip led by curator Sonya Rhie Mace to sacred sites of southern Cambodia where the CMA’s 1,500-year-old masterwork Krishna Lifting Mount Govardhan was made.  

Special Event
Thursday, May 13, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Join Kristen Windmuller-Luna, curator of African art, for a virtual talk as she shares a small but extremely compelling selection of African textiles in the CMA’s collection.

Special Event
Thursday, May 6, 2021, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

This Spring at the CMA: hear from the director and curators about ongoing exhibitions, preview upcoming exhibitions, special happenings at the CMA and more!

Special Event
Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

Special Event
Thursday, April 22, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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.

Special Event
Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

Special Event
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

Special Event
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Print Club members are invited to join Jane Glaubinger, guest curator and former CMA curator of prints, for an exclusive virtual tour of Gustave Baumann: Colorful Cuts.

Special Event
Thursday, April 8, 2021, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Join Painting and Drawing Society members as Seth Pevnick, curator of Greek and Roman art, discusses highlights from the CMA’s Roman art collection.

Special Event
Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 6:00 pm

Take a virtual trip to West Texas and explore the desert oasis of Marfa, an art-filled, small-town phenomenon.

Special Event
Thursday, March 18, 2021, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

Special Event
Thursday, March 11, 2021, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

Special Event
Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 10:00 am to 11:00 am

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.

Special Event
Thursday, March 4, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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.

Special Event
Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

Special Event
Thursday, February 18, 2021, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

All CMA members are invited to go behind the scenes and learn about the making of the major spring exhibition, Stories from Storage.

Special Event
Thursday, February 11, 2021, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

Special Event
Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 10:00 am to 11:00 am

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.

Special Event
Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Hear from CMA leaders about the museum’s strategy and long-term plans. Director William Griswold also introduces you to the major spring exhibition, Stories from Storage, and Susan E.

Special Event
Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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.

Special Event
Thursday, December 3, 2020, 6:00 pm

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.

Special Event
Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 6:00 pm

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.

Special Event
Thursday, November 19, 2020, 6:00 pm

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.

Special Event
Monday, November 9, 2020, 12:00 pm

Meet Gerhard Lutz, Robert P. Bergman Curator of Medieval Art and the CMA’s newest curator, who is currently living and working in Germany due to the pandemic.

Special Event
Friday, October 23, 2020, 12:00 pm

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.

Special Event
Thursday, August 27, 2020, 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm
CMA Insider and above members invited

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.

Special Event
Thursday, August 13, 2020, 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Leadership Circle members invited

Leadership Circle members have an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the reimagined British Galleries with CMA curatorial and design teams