Archives, Finding Aid, Instruction

CMA Exhibition History

The CMA exhibition history maintained by the Archives is new and improved. The history, which used to be a collection of 91 individual web pages arranged by year, is now a searchable database. Where staff and researchers used to have to know the year of an exhibition to find the full title and dates, they can now search by an exhibition title keyword. The searchable database also allows a way to collect all exhibitions on a certain topic, such as Picasso or bronzes, provided that the topic is in the title.

In addition to title and full start and end dates, where known, the database also includes additional information and links. These include: if there are archival records for an exhibition and the box and folder numbers; if there are installation views and their location; if there was a CMA special exhibition website and a link; and if there is an exhibition catalogue and a link to the ALEPH record.