Time is running out to experience Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa at the Cleveland Museum of Art! Through Sunday, May 31, delve deeper into the world of Senufo art: its identity, imagination, and impact. We caught up with the museum's Curator of African Art, Constantine Petridis, for some behind-the-scenes perspective of the making of the exhibition. "Throughout the exhibition, we’ve grouped objects by type…creating mini-installations of art, where the installation helps visitors to look, read at individual works and make connections," he said. Watch more.
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Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa is now open at the Cleveland Museum of Art. We caught up with the museum's Curator of African Art, Constantine Petridis, for a closer look at the art of African art.
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.
"[Dora Maar] was one of Picasso’s best-known mistresses…but she was much more," said art collector and filmmaker David Raymond, whose once-beloved photograph are now owned and on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art as part of the exhibition, Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography. Since acquiring the collection, the CMA now boasts the largest grouping of photographs by Maar in the United States - and one of the largest in the world. Learn more in this video interview with Raymond and photo historian Ian Walker today, November 22 - Dora Maar's birthday.
Yoga: The Art of Transformation is the first exhibition of its kind and features more than 135 objects ranging from the first-century to the early 20th-century. Learn more about this exhibition, which closes in 10 days on Sunday, September 7!
William Robinson, Curator of Modern European Art (Paintings and Sculpture 1800-1960), shares an inside look at van Gogh and his compelling career surrounding the museum's latest special exhibition, Van Gogh Repetitions open through Sunday, June 1.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art and MOCA Cleveland have joined forces to present two contemporary installations by celebrated multi-media artist Janet Cardiff—Forty-Part Motet at the CMA and The Paradise Institute at MOCA. In celebration of these two innovative works of art the CMA’s first Friday happy hour event, MIX, will be a special collaboration with MOCA’s WtF (Welcome to Fridays) series. Join us Friday, June 7 from 5-9 p.m. at MIX: Connections for cocktails, live music and immersive art at both the CMA and MOCA. A free trolley will run all evening between the two museums. In anticipation of this exciting evening, we discuss Janet Cardiff and her groundbreaking installations.
The elegant, colorful pieces included in Studio Glass in Focus: Dialogue and Innovation commemorate the 50th anniversary of studio glass, the contemporary art form that began in a workshop at the Toledo Museum of Art in 1962.