The Cleveland Museum of Art, long famous for its collection of Japanese art, announces the acquisition of two superb examples of Japanese painting, one medieval religious scroll and the other a pair of early 20th-century screens, as well as a 17th-century Turkish carpet, and a brilliant water color by the American artist John Marin. Meet them here on our blog!
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Today, the Cleveland Museum of Art voluntarily returned a 10th-century Cambodian stone sculpture of Hanuman to the Kingdom of Cambodia, and has since entered into a Memorandum of Understanding concerning cultural cooperation with the National Museum of Cambodia—the first such agreement between the National Museum and an American museum. Here on our blog, we share an inside look at the Hanuman's return ceremony and the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding from earlier today in Cambodia.
This week at the Cleveland Museum of Art, enjoy two new (free!) exhibition openings, plus events for the entire family!
Bring mom to the Cleveland Museum of Art this Mother's Day on Sunday, May 10, for a stroll through the galleries and a tour of Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa. Plus, grab a last-minute gift from the museum store, purchase a gift membership, and enjoy Second Sunday Family Day! Can't get to the museum this weekend? Send your favorite mom a digital greeting card highlighting works from the museum's collection.
Enjoy some beautiful photographs from around the world in honor of Earth Day today.
A selection of drawings, photographs, and Post-Minimalist art make up the latest lot of acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art this year. New works accessioned into the museum's collection include An Album Folio from the Collection of Padre Sebastiano Resta, one of the most important collectors of old master drawings in his day; The Agony in the Garden, a pen and ink and wash drawing by the late 16th century Florentine artist Santi di Tito; an enigmatic portrait by the innovative British photographer Julia Margaret Cameron of her favorite niece, Julia Jackson, dated 1867; The Thinkers, by Brazilian artist Vik Muniz; and Pure Cadmium Red, Medium, a work by Dale Henry. These additions to the Cleveland Museum of Art's collection will enhance its already world-renowned reputation for its quality and breadth.
Today is March 14, 2015 - 3.14.15 - the closest we will get this century to our date reflecting "Pi" (π in Greek), the mathematical constant. Signifiying the ratio of a circle's circumfrence to its diameter, we are bringing you a few objects from the Cleveland Museum of Art's collection that are have circumfrences of their own: circular objects. Take a look at the selection on our blog, enjoy a number of them on view at the museum currently, and share your favorites in the comments. Happy Pi Day!
In celebration of the Super Bowl this weekend, here are 10 "super bowls" from the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art, currently on view at the museum!
In 2014, the Cleveland Museum of Art treated The Crucifixion of Saint Andrew by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio in front of museum visitors for the first time, and audiences were able to witness firsthand the skill, planning, research, and technical analysis that go in to a major conservation project. Conservator of Paintings, Dean Yoder, worked in the gallery, cleaning the painting by removing deteriorated varnish layers and old retouching, until the September, when the painting went back into the museum’s conservation laboratory for further restoration. Here, Yoder shares an update on the restoration of the Caravaggio since the fall and what comes next.
Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography, is on view now through Sunday, January 11 at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Through 167 photographs and illustrated books, the collection tells two stories: one of a radical moment in early twentieth-century art and the other of impassioned collector David Raymond, whose adventurous spirit and vision harmonized perfectly with his subject. In our ongoing video series surrounding the exhibition, we take an inside look at Forbidden Games and examine the definition and influence of surrealist photography.