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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One of the most exciting young ensembles in chamber music today, the Calder Quartet return to Cleveland for the first in an ongoing series of performances in the Transformer Station beginning Wednesday, November 19. Called “outstanding” and “superb” by the New York Times, the quartet perform a broad range of repertoire at an exceptional level.
Composer John Luther Adams was in Cleveland in September 2014 for a short residency that included presenting two of his major non-concert hall works: Inuksuit, for 99 percussionists, was performed in the Lake View Cemetery on an unexpectedly gorgeous early autumn day; and Veils and Vesper, a ten-channel immersive sound environment, was installed at St. John's in the Ohio City neighborhood. In this video clip , Adams talks about the process behind his "most rigorously mathematic and most unabashedly sensuous piece," as well as the importance of the surrounding environment to the experience of the installation.
On October 25, 1881, artist Pablo Picasso was born in Spain. In honor of his birthday, we take a closer look at one of the Cleveland Museum of Art's most significant works by the artist, La Vie, on view now.
This coming weekend, the Cleveland Museum of Art will kick off its 2014-2015 Performing Arts Series. Get yourself acquainted with the artists performing this season in just two minutes!
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.
Next week, the Cleveland Museum of Art will welcome Dr. William M. Griswold as its tenth director of the museum. During the summer, we caught up with Dr. Griswold to get his first reflections on a number of topics, including his anticipation in connecting with the museum staff and Northeast Ohio community.
On Monday, June 9, 2014, Dr. William M. Griswold, incoming director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, came to the museum to visit the staff before beginning his position as director in late summer. While here, we sat down with Dr. Griswold to get his first thoughts on community engagement at the Cleveland Museum of Art in part two of this video series.
On Monday, June 9, 2014, Dr. William M. Griswold, incoming director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, came to the museum to visit the staff before beginning his position as director in late summer. While here, we sat down with Dr. Griswold to get his first thoughts on leading the Cleveland Museum of Art in part one of this video series.
Widely acclaimed as one of the leading architects of his generation, Rafael Viñoly is renowned for his elegant and expressive use of structural form and modern materials such as glass and steel. His work also reflects sensitivity to context and an intuitive understanding of how to respond to a specific site—attributes that made him an ideal choice for the Cleveland Museum of Art's building renovation and expansion project. In this video interview with the architect, Viñoly explains his vision behind his redesign of the CMA, reflecting upon which parts of its story to rewrite and which parts to keep.