On Monday, June 9, 2014, Dr. William M. Griswold, incoming director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, came to the museum to visit the staff before beginning his position as director in late summer. While here, we sat down with Dr. Griswold to get his first thoughts on leading the Cleveland Museum of Art in part one of this video series.
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What do you get when you mix silk screening, scavenger hunts, 148 teenagers, and some of the world’s best masterpieces? A successful Teen Night at the Cleveland Museum of Art. On May 23rd, the museum’s own Teen CO-OP program hosted an event for high schoolers from the Cleveland area, and without a doubt, it was a hit.
In honor of the World Cup kick-offs, we've highlighted a number of cups from around the world currently on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art. You can also enter to win a CMA mug from the museum store!
This year marks the Cleveland Museum of Art's 25th Parade the Circle event. Since 1990, the Cleveland Museum of Art has been bringing this FREE signature summer event to Greater Cleveland. Leading up to the June 14, 2014 event, we feature some of the stories that make up the last 25 years of Parade the Circle. In our final post in the series, we focus on Parade's youngest participants, now all grown up.
Father's Day is just around the corner, and the Cleveland Museum of Art has a variety of creative gift ideas you can share with dad! The Cleveland Museum of Art boasts a variety of one of a kind gifts for mom, included home goods, jewelry, apparel, and more below! Featuring hundreds of products at every price point, many from Cleveland area artists, there is something for everyone.
This season, three students from Trinity High School are interning in the curatorial department at the Cleveland Museum of Art, each focusing on a different project in which they design their own "exhibitions." We sat down to talk to them on their individual interests and experiences related to their internships and exhibition projects. Here, Patrick Lucas tells us about his project progress related to realism and abstraction in art.
Leading up to the June 14 Parade the Circle event, we look back at the last 25 years of Parade the Circle in our blog retrospective series. This week, we take a look at the global connections the Parade has made year after year.
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.
In celebration of the Cleveland Foundation’s Centennial, the museum invited young visitors to become innovative painters. Instead of brushes, kids blew bubbles to make colorful paintings. The lively activity is easy to recreate at home. All you need is food coloring, dish soap, and a jar of bubbles.
William Robinson, Curator of Modern European Art (Paintings and Sculpture 1800-1960), shares an inside look at van Gogh and his compelling career surrounding the museum's latest special exhibition, Van Gogh Repetitions open through Sunday, June 1.