CMA Stories

For the month of February, we are highlighting museums and organizations that focus on community and identity as they relate to our current gallery exhibition, Home Sweet Home: Is a Home a Sanctuary? Read more

Would you eat bugs if it helped save our planet? CMA catches up with artists Jude Tallichet and Adam Chad Brody and learns how the humble cricket can change the world. Read more

6 Fun Facts About Crickets!

Follow your ears upstairs to CMA's Bridge to view our latest installation — a live cricket farm! Did you know that these tiny critters may hold the key to a sustainable food source for the future? Click through to find out why! Read more

Artist Tom Fruin, whose Color Study sculptures are on view in our latest exhibition, discusses discarded materials as tools for art-making, the importance of architectural scale, and his personal relationship between "home" and "quilt." Read more

Artist E.V. Day, whose exhibition at CMA closes this month, shares her thoughts on honoring her feminist heroes, how children can dismantle the glass ceiling, and the challenges and rewards of shattering glass in her studio. Read more

Artist Rico Gatson, whose new installation at CMA opens this month, shares his thoughts on using art to facilitate challenging conversations with children, his admiration of Billie Holiday, and his family's ongoing relationship with the museum. Read more

Artist Brian Dettmer is featured in our current exhibition, A Way With Words: The Power and Art of the Book. Learn more about his work! Read more

CMA is teaming up with For Freedoms in their 50 State Initiative to present a Town Hall on Sunday, October 21. For Freedoms co-founder Eric Gottesman is also featured in our current exhibition, Art & Activism: Drawing the line. Learn more about his work! Read more

British artist Ian Berry created The Secret Garden to be a place of wonder and imagination. Each detail is created from layers and layers of denim. Read more

For In Practice: Works in Progress, the east end of our gallery was decked out in cardboard building facades and construction walls created by artist Lisa Marie Ludwig. Over the course of the exhibition, children joined Lisa to create relief sculptures of facades of recently torn down buildings, as a way to remember and document the city's transforming neighborhoods. Read more

If you visited CMA this fall, you might have seen Ezra Wube painting in our gallery. Ezra was one of five artists in In Practice: Works in Progress, an exhibition that invited artists to recreate their studios in CMA’s gallery and collaborate on artworks with our visitors. Read more

You can’t help but wonder, who sat in the chair in artist Timothy Paul Myers’ expansive, installation Grey Felt? Did they have a penchant for reading and possibly pistachios, as the grey shells strewn about the floor indicate? Grey Felt is like a snapshot from a dream. Read more

For more than 25 years, Sheila Pepe has been working with textile-based materials to stitch complex and usually site-specific installations. “I stitch, and I say I stitch because there are stitches in hand sewing, there are stitches in knitting, and there are stitches in crocheting. Stitches are the common denominator,” she said. For this installation, Sheila stitched her work between two columns in the gallery, creating an overhanging sculpture with icy blue and cerulean yarn. Read more

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