Several works from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s renowned collection are spending the summer on tour. If you and your family have travel plans, take your hometown pride to museums worldwide to see art on loan from our permanent collection.
Tunic, c. 300 BC – AD 200. Peru. Plain weave with embroidery and warp substitution, camelid fiber, 147.3 cm x 73.7 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art. The Norweb Collection 1946.227
In Washington DC, two works from our Chinese Art collection, Squatting Caryatid Monster and Ananda, are featured in Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan, at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery through July 31. This multifaceted exhibition contains only 13 artifacts from Xiangtangshan, China, but it also features an immersive video installation that allows visitors to step inside a life-size temple constructed from archival images, contemporary photos, and digital reconstructions. This exciting new show proceeds to Dallas!
for the fall and San Diego in spring 2012.
If you’re headed to the Northeast, Cleveland Museum of Art pieces support two exhibitions in New York City this summer. Two of our Peruvian tunics enliven the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s The Andean Tunic, 400 BCE–1800 CE. The show features the incredible fabrics of pre-colonial Peruvian peoples, which were so culturally paramount that Spanish rulers banned them in 1780. It also provides a quick glimpse at the art of the Wari people, who will be the subject of a 2012 exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
CMA’s Group of Twelve Carved and Painted Objects: Eight Houses and Four Figures appears in Lyonel Feininger: At the Edge of the World at the Whitney Museum of American Art, also in New York City. The first U.S. retrospective of Feininger’s illustrious career, this exhibition pays homage to the artist’s New York and German roots. Look for it in Montreal this winter as well.
Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926). Water Lilies (Agapanthus), c. 1915-1926. Oil on canvas, 205 cm x 450.5 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art. John L. Severance Fund 1960.81
Claude Monet’s Water Lilies (Agapanthus) stands beside its two counterpart panels in the Midwest this year. You can view the legendary paintings at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri through August 7, and then in St. Louis beginning in October. The complete panorama will arrive in Cleveland in 2015.
Abroad, Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape is currently on view at Tate Modern in London. Among more than 150 paintings, drawings, and sculptures, Cleveland visitors will recognize two of our Miró pieces in this vast exhibition: Woman with Blond Armpit Combing Her Hair by the Light of the Stars and Nocturne.
Joan Miró (Spanish, 1893-1983. Nocturne, 1935. Oil on copper, 42 cm x 29.2 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art. Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund 1978.61
Nocturne will be on view at Barcelona’s Fundació Joan Miró beginning in September.
Only two miles from London’s Tate Modern, the Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe exhibition, co-organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art, opened last month at the British Museum.
Wherever your airline or interstate leads you this summer, you may not be far from the Cleveland Museum of Art.