For the first time, the Cleveland Museum of Art will conserve one of its treasures in front of museum visitors. he Crucifixion of Saint Andrew by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was painted in 1606–7 and is among the most important paintings in the museum’s collection. Starting today, audiences will be able to witness firsthand the skill, planning, research, and technical analysis that go in to a major conservation project. A sophisticated paintings conservation lab will be constructed in the museum’s focus gallery so that visitors can watch the process unfold. Conservator of Paintings Dean Yoder will be in the gallery on weekdays working on the first phase: cleaning the painting by removing deteriorated varnish layers and old retouching.
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If you have not experienced Van Gogh Repetitions yet, you now have an additional week to do so. Due to popular demand, the Cleveland Museum of Art is pleased to offer art goers the opportunity to see Van Gogh Repetitions through Sunday, June 1, 2014. The CMA is the final venue of the exhibition currently on view in the museum’s Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Gallery.
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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!