WednesdayApril 1
Gladys' Gang: Spring Showers10:00 – 11:00 a.m.Gladys' Gang: Spring Showers
Join us for this popular series! Gladys’ Gang is a free, early childhood arts and literacy program for ages 2-5 that focuses on preparing children for kindergarten. Using art as a guide, children and their adult caregivers enjoy story time in the galleries followed by a hands-on art project in the CMA studios. The program is held the first Wednesday of each month from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. This month Gladys’ Gang celebrates all the beauty of spring—even a little rain! Registration required as space is limited.
SaturdayApril 4
Gallery Tour: Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal
A guided tour provides an overview of the retrospective exhibition, Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal, featuring 58 Curran masterpieces sure to astonish with their jewel-like color, soaring vistas, garden landscapes, and love for beauty.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
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SundayApril 5
Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection2:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection
A guided tour provides an overview of European and American art in the CMA collection. This family-friendly tour features masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, and the American galleries. Free.
WednesdayApril 8
Music 101: Comedy in the 18th Century10:00 – 11:00 a.m.Music 101: Comedy in the 18th Century
Before the American and French revolutions, tragedy and comedy were defined by social class. Whereas aristocratic characters were always represented in serious situations, the lower orders of society were considered intrinsically comic and thus the proper subjects of comedy. By asserting that “all men are created equal,” the Declaration of Independence was therefore challenging assumptions about both society and humor.

This informative and entertaining six-week course explores how popular forms of comic art began to undermine the ancien régime in the century before Napoleon. In addition to examining the music, literature, and fashion of the time, particular attention is paid to the brilliant satirical drawings that spawned the modern political cartoon.

Dr. Peter A. Hoyt, a former president of the Mozart Society of America, is the CMA’s Adjunct Curator for Music and a frequent guest lecturer and program annotator at Lincoln Center in New York.

    Cost:

  • Series: $80 / $64 for members. $15 single classes.
SaturdayApril 11
Film: In Open Air: A Portrait of the American ImpressionistsNoon - 1:30 p.m.Film: In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists
In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists captures the essence of the impressionist movement in America, a pivotal period in American art from 1880 to 1915. With the pace of life quickening at the end of the 19th century, painters were seeking new ways to look at and preserve traditional American scenes that were rapidly disappearing—stone fences, open countryside, picturesque settings. These tranquil images were painted outside, in open air. Visually stunning, In Open Air features some of the finest impressionist paintings created during this period and travels to favored locales that inspired the artists’ work. It explores the influence of the French impressionists and reveals how the American painters developed their own styles. 28 minutes.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
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Gallery Tour: Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal1:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal
A guided tour provides an overview of the retrospective exhibition, Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal, featuring 58 Curran masterpieces sure to astonish with their jewel-like color, soaring vistas, garden landscapes, and love for beauty.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
  • Related Resources:

SundayApril 12
Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection2:00 p.m.Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection
A guided tour provides an overview of European and American art in the CMA collection. This family-friendly tour features masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, and the American galleries. Free.
MondayApril 13
About Face Drawing Sessions10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.About Face Drawing Sessions
Looking for a supportive and friendly environment to hone your artistic skills? About Face Drawing Sessions are for you! There's no instructor, but there is a group of inspired artists, representing a wide range of abilities, who love to draw from the live model. Must be 18 or older to participate.

    Cost:

  • $12 / $10 for members / $5 for students.
TuesdayApril 14
About Face Drawing Session: Portrait and Figure DrawingPortrait Drawing- 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Figure Drawing- 7:15 – 9:15 p.m.
About Face Drawing Session: Portrait and Figure Drawing
Looking for a supportive and friendly environment to hone your artistic skills? About Face Drawing Sessions are for you! There's no instructor, but there is a group of inspired artists, representing a wide range of abilities, who love to draw from the live model. Must be 18 or older to participate.

    Cost:

  • $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions.
WednesdayApril 15
Music 101: Comedy in the 18th Century10:00 – 11:00 a.m.Music 101: Comedy in the 18th Century
Before the American and French revolutions, tragedy and comedy were defined by social class. Whereas aristocratic characters were always represented in serious situations, the lower orders of society were considered intrinsically comic and thus the proper subjects of comedy. By asserting that “all men are created equal,” the Declaration of Independence was therefore challenging assumptions about both society and humor.

This informative and entertaining six-week course explores how popular forms of comic art began to undermine the ancien régime in the century before Napoleon. In addition to examining the music, literature, and fashion of the time, particular attention is paid to the brilliant satirical drawings that spawned the modern political cartoon.

Dr. Peter A. Hoyt, a former president of the Mozart Society of America, is the CMA’s Adjunct Curator for Music and a frequent guest lecturer and program annotator at Lincoln Center in New York.

    Cost:

  • Series: $80 / $64 for members. $15 single classes.