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New Acquisitions at the CMA, March 2016

This March, the Cleveland Museum of Art, world renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection, has acquired a number of new pieces to be housed in its permanent holdings.

The CMA has acquired two color woodcuts by American Modernist printmaker Arthur Wesley Dow, one a purchase and the other a gift of the artist’s estate; four woodcuts by Raoul Dufy; the largest color etching by Surrealist painter and printmaker Yves Tanguy; an oil painting by Los Angeles-based, contemporary artist Jon Pestoni; a watercolor by Robert J. Pattison; and a gift of forty-one photographs by Ben Shahn. 

See below for images of the recently acquired works. To read more about these stunning pieces, see the press release here.

Replica
First Museum Acquisition for Contemporary Artist

Replica

Replica, 2013. Jon Pestoni (American, born 1969). Oil on canvas; 182.9 x 121.9 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art.

Mountain View
Rare Watercolor by American Pre-Raphaelite Robert J. Pattison

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Mountain View
, 1862. Robert J. Pattison (American, 1838–1903). Watercolor with graphite and touches of gouache and scraping; 52.8 x 75.8 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art.

The Long Road (Argilla Road) andThe Old Bridge (Ipswich Bridge)
Color Woodcuts by American Modernist Borrows Japanese Printmaking Techniques

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The Long Road or Argilla Road
, about 1898. Arthur Wesley Dow (American, 1857–1922). Color woodcut on Japanese paper; image: 10.7 x 17.8 cm, sheet: 16 x 23.3 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund.


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The Old Bridge or Ipswich Bridge, 1893–95. Arthur Wesley Dow (American, 1857–1922). Color woodcut on Japanese paper; 12.7 x 6 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of the Dowd-Gallogly Family.

The Pleasures of Peace: Love; Fishing; Dance; Hunting
Four Large, Modernist Woodcuts by Fauvist Raoul Dufy

Love

The Pleasure of Peace: Love
, 1910. Raoul Dufy (French, 1877–1953). Woodcut; image: 30.5 x 31.3 cm, sheet: 45.5 x 57.9 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund.

Fishing

The Pleasure of Peace: Fishing, 1910. Raoul Dufy (French, 1877–1953). Woodcut; image: 32 x 40.1 cm, sheet: 48.5 x 63.9 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund.

Dance

The Pleasure of Peace: Dance, 1910. Raoul Dufy (French, 1877–1953). Woodcut; image; 31.2 x 31.7 cm, sheet: 53.8 x 73.5 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund.

Hunting

The Pleasure of Peace: Hunting, 1910. Raoul Dufy (French, 1877–1953). Woodcut; image; 21 x 64.3 cm, sheet: 54 x 73.8 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund.

Rhabdomancie, 1947
Largest Print Created by Surrealist Yves Tanguy

Rhabdomancie

Rhabdomancie
, 1947. Yves Tanguy (French, 1900–1955). Color etching; image: 29.7 x 22.4 cm, sheet: 40.7 x 33 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund.

Untitled, 1938
A Series of 41 Photographs by Ben Shahn
 

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Untitled
, 1938. Ben Shahn (American, 1898–1969). Gelatin silver print; 16.2 x 24.3 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of Samuel J. Lehr.

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Untitled, 1938. Ben Shahn (American, 1898–1969). Gelatin silver print; 16.3 x 24.2 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of Samuel J. Lehr.

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Loading Bundles of Wheat for Hauling to Thresher, Central OH, Summer 1938, 1938. Ben Shahn (American, 1898–1969). Gelatin silver print; 16.3 x 24.2 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of Samuel J. Lehr.

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