The Cleveland Museum of Art celebrates emerging artists with CIA Students: Cleveland, 2009

CLEVELAND (November 19, 2009) –The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) celebrates The Cleveland Institute of Art exhibition CIA Students: Cleveland, 2009. The CIA student exhibition, featuring 10 pieces created just for this occasion by 21 students, is inspired by Paul Gauguin and other anti-establishment artists at Monsieur Volpini's Café des Arts in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower in 1889.  Just as Gauguin showed the world a glimpse of the emerging artists of his day, the CIA café exhibition at the museum offers a look at today’s young talent.

CIA Students: Cleveland, 2009 is on view in the CMA café November 13 through January 24, 2010 and is free to the public.  Call 1-888-CMA-0033 for more information.

Paul Gauguin:  Paris, 1889

Featuring more than 75 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by Paul Gauguin and his contemporaries, Paul Gauguin:  Paris, 1889, is the first exhibition to focus on 1889 as a critical juncture in Gauguin’s artistic development.  Paul Gauguin:  Paris, 1889 is on view at The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) from October 4, 2009 – January 18, 2010.

Excluded from the exhibition of academic paintings at the Grand Palais, Gauguin presented his work and works by his contemporaries in Monsieur Volpini’s Café des Arts, located on the grounds of the Exposition Universelle.  The exhibition in Café Volpini, L’Exposition de peintures du groupe impressionniste et synthétiste is recognized as the first Symbolist exhibition in Paris.  Paul Gauguin:  Paris, 1889 recreates the 1889 avant-garde exhibition at Volpini’s café, showing paintings Gauguin exhibited as well as works exhibited by Louis Anquetin, Émile Bernard, Charles Laval and Émile Schuffenecker.  This exhibition will be the first reinstallation of works from the Volpini exhibition, and will include many works that have not hung side-by-side since 1889.

The Cleveland Institute of Art

Founded in 1882, The Cleveland Institute of Art is an independent college of art and design committed to leadership and vision in all forms of visual arts education. The Cleveland Institute of Art is located at 11141 East Boulevard in Cleveland, Ohio. For more information visit www.cia.edu or call 216-421-7000.

Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art is renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection, which includes over 40,000 objects and spans 6,000 years of achievement in the arts. Currently undergoing a multi-phase renovation and expansion project, it is a significant international forum for exhibitions, scholarship, performing arts, and art education. Admission to the museum has been free since its founding charter.  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 more information on the museum, its holdings, programs, and events, call 1-888-CMA-0033 or visit www.ClevelandArt.org.

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