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Look Around… Get Inspired

Look Around… Get Inspired

This report from the British Psychological Society explains how performing particular eye exercises (looking left and right) can boost your creativity. It has to do with increasing the “cross-talk” between hemispheres of the brain. Wacky! -Jeff Sims, Educator for Adult Read More…

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End of an Era

End of an Era

I wrote before about how we’re installing a new network here at the Art Museum. Well, during the transition period we had to keep the old system online before taking it down. Two weeks ago our old network was shut Read More…

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Good Reading

Good Reading

I tend to read a lot of novels, not the pulp variety but usually older works.  Maybe I am trying to fill in my literary education that went on hold for many years when I was watching too much TV.  Read More…

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art:21 and CMA Top 5

art:21 and CMA Top 5

Come to the museum this Thursday, October 8 for two special events: 6:00 PM Special Screening of new episode of PBS series art:21 7:00 PM CMA Top 5 presentation by Curator for Contemporary Art Lisa Dent We’re participating in ART:21 Read More…

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Art and Science of Glass

Art and Science of Glass

Much of the educational content we’ve created around the Chihuly Illuminated exhibition focuses on the science of glassblowing, neon illumination, and color. That’s made me more curious about the relationships between glass art and science. Here are a few links Read More…

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What is CMA’s Policy on Robots?

What is CMA’s Policy on Robots?

If I had a nickel for every time a visitor has asked about CMA’s policy on robots… I’d be broke. But who knows, maybe that will be an issue someday. In a fun bit from radio program Studio 360, artist Read More…

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Exciting Week

Exciting Week

Giving you a little technology update at the museum here. This week we installed our new network switches that will power our computer systems. I can’t show you everything but I can show you the stack to the right. Many Read More…

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In the Eternal Quest to determine why people visit art museums…

In the Eternal Quest to determine why people visit art museums…

As a not-for-profit cultural institution, we are constantly trying to find out why visitors come here and how we can make ourselves better known to people who may not have visited before.  One way we try to get people here Read More…

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Why Creativity Now?

Why Creativity Now?

Here’s an excellent interview found by CMA Educator for Teacher and School Partnerships Jessimi Jones and forwarded to me by CMA Manager for Creative Initiatives Merilee Mostov. Why Creativity Now: A Conversation with Sir Ken Robinson According to his profile Read More…

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Film Program at CMA

Film Program at CMA

After the renovation of CMA’s original 1931 building, and specifically the transformation of our auditorium, we will launch a revitalized film program. The auditorium’s new projection system, new sound system, and NEW SEATS will make for a dramatically improved viewing Read More…

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