Event
Important visitor information
28 January—31 December

CMAG is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. The CMAG Café is open from 8.30am to 3pm Monday…

The Nolan Collection
Exhibition
The Nolan Collection

The Nolan Collection is an iconic group of paintings from 1945 to 1953 by Sidney Nolan that the artist gifted to the nation in 1974

Don’t forget the Milk: Celebrating 50 Years of Canberra Milk
Exhibition
3 April—31 July
Don’t forget the Milk: Celebrating 50 Years of Canberra Milk

Proudly sponsored by Capitol Chilled Foods, this exhibition celebrates 50 years since the ACT Milk Authority was established

The Piano Creatures: A Ragged Shore
Exhibition
22 May—4 September
The Piano Creatures: A Ragged Shore

The whimsical concept behind the imaginary microcosm presented within the glass walls of CMAG on the Square is that these creatures have, over time, evolved from discarded musical instruments

Natalie Rosin: Brutalism
Exhibition
21 June—7 August
Natalie Rosin: Brutalism

Natalie Rosin trained as an architect and following graduation began work in her profession while initiating an ambitious ceramics practice…

Ruth Lane-Poole: A Woman of Influence
Exhibition
10 July—2 October
Ruth Lane-Poole: A Woman of Influence

Ruth Lane-Poole’s articles on interior decoration in popular magazines in the mid-1920s introduced many homemakers to her ideas on good taste and practical design.

Reel Classics: The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
Event
31 July
Reel Classics: The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)

Reel McCoy Film Society presents bi-monthly film screenings of classic cinema.

CMAG on Saturday: Pattern Play
Event
7 August
CMAG on Saturday: Pattern Play

Discover decorative details in the exhibition Ruth Lane-Poole: A Woman of Influence and play around with pattern

Spowers and Syme
Exhibition
13 August—6 November
Spowers and Syme

Celebrating the artistic friendship of Melbourne artists Ethel Spowers and Eveline Syme, Spowers & Syme presents the changing face of interwar Australia through the perspective of two remarkable women artists

Event
Reel Classics: Mad About Music (1938) & It Started With Eve (1941)
14 August

Reel McCoy Film Society presents bi-monthly film screenings of classic cinema.

Threads of Policing
Exhibition
21 August—20 November
Threads of Policing

Threads of Policing is a rare opportunity to explore the varied work of the Australian Federal Police as reflected by stories of its members

Guest speakers: Interior decoration in the 1920s and ‘30s and the furniture of Ruth Lane-Poole
Event
25 August
Guest speakers: Interior decoration in the 1920s and ‘30s and the furniture of Ruth Lane-Poole

Catriona Quinn, design historian and curator, will discuss Ruth Lane-Poole in the context of the emerging field of interior design and decoration in the 1920s and ‘30s

Reel Classics: Walkabout (1971)
Event
28 August
Reel Classics: Walkabout (1971)

Reel McCoy Film Society presents bi-monthly film screenings of classic cinema.

Spring Tour: Ruth Lane-Poole and Calthorpes’ House
Event
11 September
Spring Tour: Ruth Lane-Poole and Calthorpes’ House

Discover how Ruth Lane-Poole, furnisher of the Official Residences - Government House and The Lodge in Canberra, influenced the way many Australian homemakers approached the interior furnishing of their own homes in the 1920s

Exhibition
Young Nolan Project

The Young Nolan Project is a new initiative where an individual school is invited to work on an extended program and present their resulting art to the public