Staff Picks: Ten Favorites for #MuseumWeek

Since Monday, the Cleveland Museum of Art has been celebrating #MuseumWeek on Twitter with more than 2,000 other arts and culture institutions around the world. Last year, the CMA was one of the first American museums to participate in #MuseumWeek, and we're excited to be part of the global discussion online again!

In the spirit of Saturday's theme, "favorites," we share with you 10 favorite objects from 10 staff members here at the museum. Hear their stories in the clips below, and share your favorite works of art from the museum's collection with us on Twitter: Tag @ClevelandArt and #favMW, or leave a comment below! 

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Head of Research and Public Programs at the Ingalls Library, Louis Adrean
The Young Eastern Woman, 1838. Friedrich Amerling (Austrian, 1803-1887). Oil on fabric, Framed - h:106.50 w:90.50 d:9.00 cm (h:41 7/8 w:35 5/8 d:3 1/2 inches) Unframed - h:88.50 w:71.50 cm (h:34 13/16 w:28 1/8 inches). Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund 1991.163


Senior Graphic Designer, Tom Barnard
Portrait of the Zen Master Hotto Kokushi, c. 1286. Japan, Kamakura Period (1185-1333). Wood with hemp cloth, black lacquer, and iron clamps, Overall - h:91.40 cm (h:35 15/16 inches). Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1970.67

Exhibition Designer, Jim Engelmann
The Buddha of the Western Paradise, Amida Nyorai, 1269. Koshun (Japanese), assistant Koshin (Japanese), assistant Joshun (Japanese). Wood with cut gold leaf and polychromy, Overall - h:94.60 cm (h:37 3/16 inches). John L. Severance Fund 1960.197

Senior Assistant in Conservation, Joan Bewley
Stag at Sharkey's, 1909. George Bellows (American, 1882-1925). Oil on canvas, Framed - h:110.00 w:140.50 d:8.50 cm (h:43 1/4 w:55 5/16 d:3 5/16 inches) Unframed - h:92.00 w:122.60 cm (h:36 3/16 w:48 1/4 inches). Hinman B. Hurlbut Collection 1133.1922

Curator of Decorative Art and Design, Stephen Harrison
Saint Ambrose, c. 1796-1799. Francisco de Goya (Spanish, 1746-1828). Oil on canvas, Framed - h:148.70 w:225.30 d:10.30 cm (h:58 1/2 w:88 11/16 d:4 inches) Unframed - h:190.00 w:113.00 cm (h:74 3/4 w:44 7/16 inches). Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1969.23

Gallery Guard, James McNamara
The Power of Music, 1847. William Sidney Mount (American, 1807-1868). Oil on canvas, Framed - h:67.00 w:78.00 d:7.50 cm (h:26 3/8 w:30 11/16 d:2 15/16 inches) Unframed - h:43.40 w:53.50 cm (h:17 1/16 w:21 1/16 inches). Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1991.110

Exhibition Coordinator, Sarah Otto
Armor for Man and Horse with Völs-Colonna Arms, c. 1575. North Italy, 16th century steel, . John L. Severance Fund 1964.88

Engagement Specialist, Allison Tillinger
Portrait of Tieleman Roosterman, 1634. Frans Hals (Dutch, c. 1581-1666). Oil on canvas, Framed - h:139.00 w:109.00 d:5.50 cm (h:54 11/16 w:42 7/8 d:2 1/8 inches) Unframed - h:117.00 w:87.00 cm (h:46 1/16 w:34 1/4 inches). Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1999.173

Assistant Manager of Photographic and Digital Imaging Services, Bruce Shewitz
Esther, Ahasuerus, and Haman, c. 1668. Jan Steen (Dutch, 1626-1679). Oil on canvas, Framed - h:96.50 w:119.50 d:11.00 cm (h:37 15/16 w:47 d:4 5/16 inches) Unframed - h:70.00 w:93.00 cm (h:27 1/2 w:36 9/16 inches). John L. Severance Fund 1964.153

Gallery Guard, George Youssef
Striding Goat, c. 3200-3000 BC. Sumerian, Iraq, c. 3200-3000 BC. Limestone and Egyptian blue inlay, Overall - h:2.40 w:1.40 d:3.30 cm (h:15/16 w:1/2 d:1 1/4 inches). Norman O. Stone and Ella A. Stone Memorial Fund 1984.35.

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