Summer at CMOA
Vacation, staycation, long weekend, or afternoon! This season includes family programs, late-night happenings, and drop-in experiences you’ll find nowhere else. Also, we’re open every day of the week—including Saturdays until 8 p.m.!*
Browse our calendar—there’s always something new!
*Except July 13 and 27 and August 3.
Schedule of Events
Daily, 10:30–11 a.m.
Starting June 2, explore the vibrant, patterned art of Ruth Root. Ask questions and learn about her creative process through this casual tour. Free with admission.
Daily, 11:15–11:45 a.m.
Starting June 2, explore the groundbreaking products that allow people to live more fully and independently in Access+Ability. Ask questions and learn about the power of creative design through this casual tour. Free with admission.
Daily, 12:15–12:45 p.m.
Starting May 26, explore hazy, atmospheric depictions of the industrial landscape by Monet and his contemporaries. Ask questions and learn about the practice of serial painting through this casual tour. Free with admission.
Daily, 1:15–2:15 p.m.
Take a breezy gallery stroll with one of our expert docents and learn about the works in our collection! Bring a friend or the whole family—every tour is unique and free with admission. Or stop by for our Thursday night drop-in tour.
June 8, 4–6 p.m.
This 18+ workshop—the first event in our Performers at Play program—challenges you to explore the links between body, sound, and environment and find new sensory connections to the artwork on view. Price includes admission to the museum. American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.
June 8, 7–7:30 p.m.
Jealousy, drama, and passion—our collection tells sensational stories. Take a lively tour through history’s most famous tragedies of the heart with an expert docent. Free with admission.
June 13, 6:30–8 p.m.
Learn about the latest advancements in vision regeneration and the links between art and perception at this lecture by acclaimed optogenetic restoration researcher Dr. José-Alain Sahel. Event is free.
June 15, 6–7 p.m.
How does an exhibition come together? Who decides which paintings are chosen? Bring your questions and meet the curator of Monet and the Modern City for a casual conversation in the gallery. Free with admission.
June 20 and August 15
Third Thursday brings together the hottest local talent to create surprising, one-of-a-kind experiences. Turn up the volume with a cash bar, live music, and performances along with late-night access to the museum galleries.
Join a docent for a lively tour through the collection! We offer tours with American Sign Language interpretation and tours with visual description and hands-on materials, as well as family friendly versions of both! Free with admission.
We invited performers to use our galleries as a place to experiment with the senses throughout the summer. Look for workshops, pop-up experiences, games, and dynamic performances to roll out from June to September.