Media Advisory

2011 Museum Staff Art Exhibition On View at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Elizabeth Bolander

The Cleveland Museum of Art
ebolander [at] clevelandart.org
(216) 707-2264
Exhibition of 45 works curated by museum director David Franklin

CLEVELAND (November, 2011) – On view at the Cleveland Museum of Art now through November 30, 2011 is an exhibition of museum staff artwork, curated by museum director David Franklin. Representing staff from thirteen museum departments, the exhibition is comprised of 45 objects in a variety of media. This year's show is the first staff exhibition held on museum grounds since 1991.

"It's important to recognize staff talent and the show gives a living presence to the museum," says David Franklin. "Seeing artwork by people we know and admire makes art and the museum more accessible. It will be a great surprise for the public to see the art museum showing work by the old masters and also by these staff artists."

The exhibition includes staff members from Advancement, Collections Management, Conservation, Design and Architecture, Distribution Services, Education, Exhibitions Production, Information Management and Technology Services, Library, Prints and Drawings, Photographic and Digital Imaging, Protection Services, and Visitor Experience. The artwork on view covers a variety of subject matter and showcases numerous types of media, like archival inkjet on paper, acrylic paint on canvas board, enamel on copper, graphite on paper, ink jet print, linocut print, mixed media collage, oil paint on canvas, colored pastel and charcoal on paper, pen and ink, photography, wood carving, and watercolor paint on paper. Nearly half of the artworks have been created in the last two years.

WHAT: Cleveland Museum of Art 2011 Staff Art Exhibition

WHEN: Through November 30, 2011

WHERE: Cleveland Museum of Art Café


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About the Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art is renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection, which includes almost 45,000 objects and spans 6,000 years of achievement in the arts. The museum is a significant international forum for exhibitions, scholarship, performing arts. One of the top comprehensive art museums in the nation and free of charge to all, the Cleveland Museum of Art is located in the dynamic University Circle neighborhood.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is supported by a broad range of individuals, foundations and businesses in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. The museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Additional support comes from the Ohio Arts Council, which helps fund the museum with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. For three consecutive years, the museum has been awarded a top four-star rating by Charity Navigator, the nation’s most-utilized independent evaluator of charities and nonprofits. For more information about the museum, its holdings, programs and events, call 888-CMA-0033 or visit www.ClevelandArt.org.