Fred Frith is a songwriter, composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist. He learned his craft as both improviser and composer playing in rock bands, notably Henry Cow, and creating music in the recording studio. He performs in Cleveland on Friday, February 28. The event is part of the CMA Concerts at Transformer Station series, which strives to showcase eclectic and adventurous music from around the world in the Hingetown arts venue.
The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Remaking Tradition: Modern Art of Japan from the Tokyo National Museum, which features more than 50 masterpieces of modern Japanese art from the Tokyo National Museum. Exhibition highlights include six objects considered ‘Important Cultural Properties of Japan.’
The Cleveland Museum of Art is proud to welcome violinst Ray Chen to Gartner Auditorium on Wednesday, February 12 as part of its 2013-14 Performing Arts Series. Check out a behind-the-scenes video from their rehearsal!
The story of the brave men and women who worked to rescue Europe’s greatest art treasures during World War II has been brought to the silver screen in The Monuments Men. But did you know that monuments men also served in Japan? Learn more about one of those Monuments Men, Sherman Lee, former director of the Cleveland Museum of Art.
In conjunction with the museum's Hank Willis Thomas exhibition, the CMA hosted a Blueprint Roundtable event on Sunday, February 2. See photos and watch a video from the event on our blog!
Tomorrow, Hank Willis Thomas speaks at the Cleveland Museum of Art in person in a special guest lecture. But first, he sat down to chat with us about his influences, messages, and mediums of his work. Check out his shout-out in the clip on our blog!
The Cleveland Museum of Art’s British miniatures are renowned for their exceptional quality. Coinciding with the opening of the Cleveland Museum of Art's Disembodied: Portrait Miniatures and Their Contemporary Relatives exhibition, the museum recently published British Portrait Miniatures. Authored by Associate Curator of European Art, Cory Korkow, the book takes a closer look at more than seventy treasures from the museum's extraordinary collection, many published for the first time.
In honor of one year of Gallery One, we will be hosting a live Twitter Q&A on Thursday, January 30 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. EST, and invite you to share your thoughts and questions about Gallery One's technology and design, content and interpretation, and what we've learned along the way.
The Truth Booth is a giant inflatable speech bubble and interactive video recording booth by Cause Collective artists Ryan Alexiev, Jim Ricks, and Hank Willis Thomas. It will pop up around town through March - find out where on our blog, and share your truths in the Truth Booth!
While walking the west wing galleries where the collections are on view, one can't miss the the sculpture of Brahma in the center of the exhibition. The object, acquired by the Cleveland Museum of Art in 2007, was actually first titled Shiva as Brahma before being renamed Brahma. Why the name change? We asked Sonya Quintanilla, George P. Bickford curator of Indian and Southeast Asian art, to talk about the history and identity of this particular work of art.