Drawing from Observation, August 15, 2019. Photo: Alli Beard.
Drawing from Observation, August 15, 2019. Photo: Alli Beard.

Lines and Shapes

About a dozen men and women representing multiple generations gather in the museum’s lobby for Drawing from Observation, an activity led by Museum Educator José Garza.  “We’re not teaching you to draw,” Garza explains, “We’re teaching you a technique.” 

Before…

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José Garza, Museum Educator, discusses walkshop field recordings with an Oasis tour.
José Garza, Museum Educator, discusses walkshop field recordings with an Oasis tour.

The noise of the feather dusters

Fashionably dressed in white capris and an assortment of artistic printed shirts, a group of twenty adults mill around the café eating croissants and sipping coffee while eagerly anticipating a tour led by CAM’s Museum Educator, José Garza. The group is part of Oasis, an organization that seeks…

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CAM's Alyx Farris and José Garza with Chesterfield Kindercare day campers
CAM's Alyx Farris and José Garza with Chesterfield Kindercare day campers

A Lesson in Color

On a bright Thursday morning at CAM, twenty kids sit around tables drawing pictures and cutting out circles to make buttons. Dressed in matching bright blue shirts, they excitedly talk about the pictures they’re coloring. The children are spending the summer at Chesterfield Kindercare’s day camp, which includes…

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Perishable art

Contemporary art, by its very nature, encourages unconventional materials. Past exhibitions at CAM have included race cars, money, thousands of tiny succulents, and suspended Tillandsia air plants. One of the Lawrence Abu Hamdan installations currently at the museum, Earwitness Inventory, includes a non-descript metal…

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