Vincent van Gogh, one of the most well-known artists in the world, was born on this day in 1853. Easily described as a tortured genius, Van Gogh was consumed with an undefined illness and possessed an unparalleled talent. Despite - or because of - his complex existence, Van Gogh produced masterpieces that, more than a century later, still evoke a breathtaking wonder. As a tribute to Van Gogh and the beauty he gave us, we’re asking readers to submit a birthday wish via the comments below, on Facebook, through a RT on Twitter, or via Instagram comment. To be automatically entered to win a Van Gogh inspired gift from the Museum Store, tag a friend in your birthday wish!
The Thinker: A CMA Blog
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 today's theme, "favorites," we share with you 10 favorite objects from 10 staff members here at the museum. Hear their stories in the video clips, and share your favorite works of art from the museum's collection with us on Twitter: Tag @ClevelandArt and #favMW, or leave a comment on the blog!
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. Today's theme is "family," and we're sharing with you the top 15 ways to play at the Cleveland Museum of Art in 2015! Check out the list, download a printable version to hang on your refrigerators at home, and share all the ways you #PlayatCMA!
This week at the Cleveland Museum of Art, join us for a lecture on Chinese ceramics, enjoy live performances by Mivos Quartet and Cleveland School of the Arts, see a Cleveland International Film Festival screening at the museum, and more!
The Mivos Quartet talked with us about their start, creative process, and what they hope to share with audiences at their Cleveland show on Saturday, March 28 as part of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Performing Arts Series.
Now that it is officially spring, we are just one season away from Solstice at the Cleveland Museum of Art! Save the date, because it's happening Saturday, June 20, 2015!
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we look to the collection for a little green fashion inspiration!
Spring is nearly here, and we're gearing up for another exciting season at the museum! Celebrate its beginning as we bring you new performances, exhibitions, and opportunities to learn at the museum and around town.
Today is March 14, 2015 - 3.14.15 - the closest we will get this century to our date reflecting "Pi" (π in Greek), the mathematical constant. Signifiying the ratio of a circle's circumfrence to its diameter, we are bringing you a few objects from the Cleveland Museum of Art's collection that are have circumfrences of their own: circular objects. Take a look at the selection on our blog, enjoy a number of them on view at the museum currently, and share your favorites in the comments. Happy Pi Day!