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.
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Lois Conner began her photographic explorations of China with a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1984. Since then, she has returned annually, traveling extensively and using her 7 x 17 banquet camera to describe the landscape, architecture, and people. Beijing: Contemporary and Imperial: Photographs by Lois Conner focuses on her work in the city over the past thirty years. Before the opening on Sunday, March 30, we caught up with Conner for the stories behind a few of the photographs from the exhibition
The Hank Willis Thomas exhibition is on view simultaneously at the Cleveland Museum of Art through Sunday, March 9, 2014 and at the Transformer Station through Saturday, March 8, 2014. In their final days before closing, we caught up with the artist himself to talk about some of the works in the shows.
Fred Frith is a songwriter, composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist. He learned his craft as both improviser and composer playing in rock bands, notably Henry Cow, and creating music in the recording studio. He performs in Cleveland on Friday, February 28. The event is part of the CMA Concerts at Transformer Station series, which strives to showcase eclectic and adventurous music from around the world in the Hingetown arts venue.
The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Remaking Tradition: Modern Art of Japan from the Tokyo National Museum, which features more than 50 masterpieces of modern Japanese art from the Tokyo National Museum. Exhibition highlights include six objects considered ‘Important Cultural Properties of Japan.’
The Cleveland Museum of Art is proud to welcome violinst Ray Chen to Gartner Auditorium on Wednesday, February 12 as part of its 2013-14 Performing Arts Series. Check out a behind-the-scenes video from their rehearsal!
The story of the brave men and women who worked to rescue Europe’s greatest art treasures during World War II has been brought to the silver screen in The Monuments Men. But did you know that monuments men also served in Japan? Learn more about one of those Monuments Men, Sherman Lee, former director of the Cleveland Museum of Art.
In conjunction with the museum's Hank Willis Thomas exhibition, the CMA hosted a Blueprint Roundtable event on Sunday, February 2. See photos and watch a video from the event on our blog!
Tomorrow, Hank Willis Thomas speaks at the Cleveland Museum of Art in person in a special guest lecture. But first, he sat down to chat with us about his influences, messages, and mediums of his work. Check out his shout-out in the clip on our blog!