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5 reasons you should spend your Easter at CAM

by Keith Gollar


easter , things to do , special exhibitions

Easter Sunday is on April first, and no joke, we’re open! This includes access to special exhibitions, delicious eats from the Terrace Café and CAM’s permanent collection. In case you need a hand in deciding just what you’d like to see while visiting the art museum, consider our suggestions!


1. Check out Special Feature Cagnacci: Painting Beauty and Death

Cagnacci: Painting Beauty and Death brings together a select group of Italian Baroque paintings for the first time: three works by Guido Cagnacci and one by Bernardo Strozzi. The centerpiece of the special feature is the oil on canvas Death of Cleopatra (1660-62) on loan from the Pinacoteca de Brera (Brera Paintings Gallery) in Milan, Italy. Free admission. 


2. Enjoy a delicious brunch at the Terrace Café

After visiting Cagnacci: Painting Beauty and Death, head across the hall to the Terrace Café and choose something off our specialty Easter menu. Whether you select the smoked salmon tart or the steak and eggs Benedict, we guarantee you’ll find something to please your taste buds. $35 per person. 


3. Keep your kids happy with the REC or MyCAM...or both!

Explore the galleries with your children using MyCAM Art Hunts, digital tours that you can customize. Choose from eight themes to personalize your museum visits. MyCAM interactive tables can be found in the Schmidlapp Gallery, just past the main lobby. Finish up by letting your little ones create a work of art of their on at the Rosenthal Education Center!


4. Immerse yourself in Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors and Scenes from Western Culture (opens Friday, March 30)

Ragnar Kjartansson is an internationally recognized artist known for deeply affecting works that encompass performance, sound, video, painting, and drawing. Kjartansson represented his native Iceland at the 2009 Venice Biennale, and has presented performances and installations at prestigious institutions on several continents. Learn More


5. Stop by William Kentridge: More Sweetly Place the Dance

This powerful film installation encircles the viewer with seven screens, on which a procession of travelers passes across a charcoal-drawn animated landscape. The immersive panorama hints at multiple histories, evoking a danse macabre, a jazz funeral, an exodus and a journey. Learn more