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Thank you, Contemporaries!!

Thank you, Contemporaries!!

This week we had the pleasure of finally receiving one of our newest acquisitions, an amazing drawing by Ahmed Alsoudani.  The Contemporaries, our support and interest group that focuses on contemporary art and photography, voted to acquire the work for Read More…

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IRA Charitable Rollover Gifts

IRA Charitable Rollover Gifts

  Today you can enrich our arts community and simultaneously take advantage of a valuable tax incentive!  If you are age 70 ½ or older, a gift to CMA directly from your IRA made by 12/31/09 will allow you to Read More…

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IRA Charitable Rollover Gifts

IRA Charitable Rollover Gifts

  Today you can enrich our arts community and simultaneously take advantage of a valuable tax incentive!  If you are age 70 ½ or older, a gift to CMA directly from your IRA made by 12/31/09 will allow you to Read More…

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CMA has the chance to receive $25,000.. cast your vote to help us today!

CMA has the chance to receive $25,000.. cast your vote to help us today!

Chase has launched a Facebook campaign that will award $5 million to various charities nationwide based upon a voting and grant process. The Museum is eligible, but we could use your help in getting the votes needed to be considered Read More…

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Studio Visit: 2

Studio Visit: 2

On Monday I had the pleasure of meeting a young artist named Danielle Julian Norton.  Danielle has been working with a variety of materials that are usually found in the home (such as rice, sugar and soap) to create her Read More…

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Quick trip to Chicago

Quick trip to Chicago

The past few months have been a flurry of activity here at CMA. We’ve moved our offices into the newly renovated Beaton Hall, opened our wonderful Chihuly Illuminated exhibition, and begun the process of renovating our historic Broad Street building. Read More…

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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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