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Virtual Events


Upcoming Events

Friends of African and African American Art Virtual Talk: Inside the Stories—A Celebration of Textiles from Across Africa

Thursday, May 13, 2021, 12:00 p.m. (EDT)

Friends of African and African American Art and Textile Art Alliance members are invited to a virtual talk featuring Kristen Windmuller-Luna, curator of African art.

Desktop Dialogue: Rethinking Artistic Traditions

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 12:00 p.m. (EDT)

What value does historical art have for contemporary artists and audiences? 

In his realist paintings, Mario Moore shows how traditional artistic practices can be powerful vehicles for exploring timeless themes and the provocative issues of today.  

Join Moore in conversation with CMA curator Cory Korkow as they discuss Moore’s work, the relevance of historical paintings, and the exhibition Variations: The Reuse of Models in Paintings by Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi.

Virtual Travel—Journey to Southern Cambodia with Sonya Rhie Mace

Thursday, May 20, 2021, 6:00 p.m. (EDT)

Take a virtual trip led by Sonya Rhie Mace, George P. Bickford Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art, to sacred sites of southern Cambodia where the CMA’s 1,500-year-old masterwork Krishna Lifting Mount Govardhan was made.  

Jane Alexander, chief digital information officer, joins Sonya to introduce the immersive projections, elegant and interactive 3-D models, and mixed-reality experience that will transport visitors to the places of Krishna’s story and history in the fall exhibition Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain.

Degenfelder Distinguished Lecture in Chinese Art: Chinese Textiles from the Silk Road

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 7:00 p.m. (EDT)

For centuries, the Silk Road has been an important network of trade routes that has allowed for the exchange of silk and other goods, as well as of ideas and technologies between cultures across Asia and Europe.

Zhao Feng, director of the China National Silk Museum in Hangzhou, presents recently excavated and conserved silk textiles from sites along the Silk Road. He shares new insight on fibers, dyes, weave structures, tailoring, and pattern designs featured in these textiles and discusses international collaborative initatives, such as the Interactive Silk Map of the World and the Silk Road Online Museum.


Past Events

Desktop Dialogues

During this live conversation, curators, educators, community leaders, and artists, offer new ways to view and understand artworks, special exhibitions, and museum-specific issues.
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Past Virtual Programs

Explore past public programs for a range of lectures and discussions centered on the collection, as well as special events. 

Member Events

Members enjoy access to a range of special, virtual events. Learn more and become a member today.

Close Looking at a Distance

Slow down and delve into a single work of art during an interactive program guided by viewers comments, questions, and reflections.

Desktop Dialogues and Close Looking at a Distance have been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

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