Public Tour: Behind the Collection

September 25, 2022

Get a glimpse into the story behind the art: the science to create the materials, the lives that shaped the artists' views, the thinking that leads a museum to acquire a piece, and the care that's required to keep a work of art in excellent condition for thousands of years.

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About Our Collection
Most museums organize art by era or location, but the CMA's Collection has been reimagined around common themes like "What Gets on the Walls" and "Art and Identity." This unique arrangement of pieces allows us to compare ancient and contemporary art to see how certain ideas endure throughout human history.