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!
Blogs with tag: Collection
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.
The Cleveland Museum of Art's latest acquisitions include a Virgin and Child, a rare 13th-century wooden sculpture from the Mosan region of Europe; a Standing Female Figure, a clay figure representative of the Classic Veracruz period on Mexico’s Gulf Coast; and Just the two of us, one of contemporary artist Julia Wachtel’s first paintings to employ cartoons. The museum also announced the addition of eight photographs by Ansel Adams, a gift from Frances P. Taft, a longtime museum supporter and trustee.
The Cleveland Museum of Art is excited to participate in this year's official Ask a Curator Day on Twitter. On Wednesday, September 17, we invite you to ask a question of a curator on Twitter by using the hashtag #AskaCurator and including @ClevelandArt in your tweet! In the meantime, meet our participating curators in this blog post, and feel free to ask your questions in advance in the comments section!
This past July, contemporary artist Roman Signer presented a selection of his films, with commentary, at his only public appearance in the United States at the Cleveland Museum of Art. While here, Signer sat down with the CMA's Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Reto Thüring, for a deeper look at his work and his methods to create his work.
At almost any given time, objects from the Cleveland Museum of Art's collection are on view at other cultural institutions across the country and the world. Currently, our collection is on view from Japan to Los Angeles and New York to Spain. To illustrate, we've created an interactive map on the museum's Pinterest page that visually expresses the scope of our current objects on loan.
In part two of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s blog series focusing on the conservation of Rembrandt’sPortrait of a Woman, we take an in-depth look at the treatment issues surrounding the work in this illustration of the process on our blog. In honor of Rembrandt's birthday today, take a look at the final stages in bringing this important work of art back to life.
The Cleveland Museum of Art is proud to present Admired from Afar: Masterworks of Japanese Painting from the Cleveland Museum of Art. The exhibition, which opened today at the Kyushu National Museum, introduces the Japanese painting collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Heidi Strean, the Cleveland Museum of Art's Director of Exhibitions and Publications, shares her photos from opening day!
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