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.
The Thinker: A CMA Blog
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.
The Cleveland Museum of Art is pleased to present the acquisition of a monumental sculpture by American artist Jim Hodges (born 1957) commissioned for the museum’s Donna and Stewart Kohl Sculpture Garden. The garden is located on the museum’s east lawn, near East Boulevard, and was created as part of the renovation and new construction of the CMA. The museum's Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Reto Thüring, discusses the work in this blog post.
The Board of Trustees have voted unanimously to name Dr. William M. Griswold, a distinguished scholar, renowned curator and experienced museum leader, its next director. Griswold’s confirmation comes at a unique time in the life of this institution, which recently completed a historic and comprehensive $350 million expansion project on time and under budget. As it approaches its 2016 centennial anniversary, the Cleveland Museum of Art is increasingly known for the quality and breadth of its collection and its historic role as a leading American museum.
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 go behind-the-scenes of Parade the Circle with some of the folks who make it happen.
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, Morgan Psenicka tells us about her project progress related to Art Deco.
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.
The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Solstice, Cleveland’s hottest summer music festival, on Saturday, June 21 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art. In its sixth year, Solstice guests will have an opportunity to enjoy dynamic and cutting-edge music from around the world. We sat down with Tom Welsh, Director of City Stages at the Cleveland Museum of Art, to talk more about the artists performing at this year's Solstice in our first series podcast on our blog.
This Mother's Day, give mom a gift to hold onto! The Cleveland Museum of Art boasts a variety of one of a kind gifts for mom, included home goods, jewelry, apparel, and more! If the gift of an experience is more what you're after, the Cleveland Museum of Art is open from 10 to 5 p.m. on Mother's Day, where you can catch the final day of Remaking Tradition: Modern Art of Japan from the Tokyo National Museum exhibition, and brunch at Provenance!