Still looking for reasons to come see Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa? Check out our list of must knows regarding the history, culture, and art of Senufo!
The Thinker: A CMA Blog
Time is running out to experience Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa at the Cleveland Museum of Art! Through Sunday, May 31, delve deeper into the world of Senufo art: its identity, imagination, and impact. We caught up with the museum's Curator of African Art, Constantine Petridis, for some behind-the-scenes perspective of the making of the exhibition. "Throughout the exhibition, we’ve grouped objects by type…creating mini-installations of art, where the installation helps visitors to look, read at individual works and make connections," he said. Watch more.
Today, the Cleveland Museum of Art voluntarily returned a 10th-century Cambodian stone sculpture of Hanuman to the Kingdom of Cambodia, and has since entered into a Memorandum of Understanding concerning cultural cooperation with the National Museum of Cambodia—the first such agreement between the National Museum and an American museum. Here on our blog, we share an inside look at the Hanuman's return ceremony and the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding from earlier today in Cambodia.
This week at the Cleveland Museum of Art, enjoy two new (free!) exhibition openings, plus events for the entire family!
Bring mom to the Cleveland Museum of Art this Mother's Day on Sunday, May 10, for a stroll through the galleries and a tour of Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa. Plus, grab a last-minute gift from the museum store, purchase a gift membership, and enjoy Second Sunday Family Day! Can't get to the museum this weekend? Send your favorite mom a digital greeting card highlighting works from the museum's collection.
This week at the Cleveland Museum of Art, tickets to Solstice go on sale to museum members, enjoy free music in the galleries, connect to the community at Circle Neighbors, make memories with mom, and more!
This spring, the Cleveland Museum of Art along with the Cleveland Cinematheque join forces to present 14 films by the celebrated contemporary Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien. Eight of the movies will screen between May 2 and June 19 at the Cinematheque, and six will be featured at the CMA between May 6 and 27 at the CMA. We caught up with John Ewing, curator of film, to discuss the series, "Also Like Life."
This week at the Cleveland Museum of Art, enjoy art, music, and cocktails at MIX at CMA, check out a free lecture surrounding our Themes and Variations exhibition, and much more!
On view through May 31, Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa features nearly 170 loans from museums and private collections in Europe, Canada, and the United States. We sat down with Constane Petridis, Curator of African Art, to discuss the exhibition.