In 2014, the Cleveland Museum of Art treated The Crucifixion of Saint Andrew by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio in front of museum visitors for the first time, and audiences were able to witness firsthand the skill, planning, research, and technical analysis that go in to a major conservation project. Conservator of Paintings, Dean Yoder, worked in the gallery, cleaning the painting by removing deteriorated varnish layers and old retouching, until the September, when the painting went back into the museum’s conservation laboratory for further restoration. Here, Yoder shares an update on the restoration of the Caravaggio since the fall and what comes next.
The Thinker: A CMA Blog
Bookmark our blog and stay connected with our new Five Things You Need to Know updates from the Cleveland Museum of Art. This week, Chanticleer returns for a live performance in Gartner Auditorium, Smiling Through the Apocalypse makes its Cleveland premiere at the museum, and more!
On behalf of the Cleveland Museum of Art, we’re thrilled to put the knowledge of the museum’s collection into your hands. CMA is a global leader in cutting-edge museum technologies and on-site interpretive materials. As early adopters, we’ve been offering our visitors a thrilling and joyful experience of art that continues to keep all eyes on Cleveland. Our recent updates to ArtLens app offer enhanced location awareness for savvy iPad, iPhone and Android visitors. Learn more about them on the blog!
Show us your selfies! Today is #MuseumSelfie day, and we'd love to see your past and present selfie photos you've snapped at the Cleveland Museum of Art! Attach the hashtag #museumselfie and tag us on Twitter and Instagram to be included on our blog slideshow!
Beginning this month, the Cleveland Museum of Art's Performing Arts team is offering a new series of curated music playlists, highlighting a mix of artists and repertoire the museum presents, or has presented, admires, or encourages the world to know about, here on our blog. Take a listen to our 2015 kick-off playlist, and meet us back here in two weeks for another CMA on Spotify soundtrack.
Bookmark our blog and stay connected with our new Five Things You Need to Know updates from the Cleveland Museum of Art. This week, Themes and Variations: Musical Drawings and Prints, opens, enjoy Maine Sublime: Frederic Church's "Twilight in the Wilderness" before it closes, get the Inside Scoop on the Armor Court, enjoy the sounds of Karel Paukert, and more!
On Monday, January 19, the Cleveland Museum of Art will open its doors for a free daylong celebration of art, music, and film in celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Family-friendly activities, storytelling, and song will fill the galleries to honor Dr. King’s vision of altruism and acceptance. The day will culminate with a special screening of Hate Crimes in the Heartland, a groundbreaking documentary that explores media coverage of hate crimes in America. Following the film, a panel of religious, civic, and activist leaders as well as the film's producer and writer, will discuss local challenges to diversity and share thoughts on service-related responses to hate. We caught up with Rachel Lyon, writer and producer of Hate Crimes in the Heartland before the Cleveland screening to get some insight on why she decided to make this film.
Bookmark our blog and stay connected with our new Five Things You Need to Know updates from the Cleveland Museum of Art. This week, enjoy live music in our atrium and Gartner Auditorium with Intonarumori: Orchestra of Futuristic Noise Intoners, "Express Yourself" with Totally Tubular Trivia Night, and more!
As the first career-based, college preparatory high school internship program of its kind, Trinity High School’s Pre-Professional Internship Program places students in grades 10, 11, and 12 in professional settings one full day each week throughout the school year. 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. We sat down to talk to them on their individual interests and experiences related to their internships so far!
Through 167 photographs and illustrated books, Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography tells the story of a radical social, political, and cultural moment in early twentieth-century art, documented by those such as Hungarian photographer, Brassaï. Photographing night clubs in Paris after-hours, Brassaï captured what Curator of Photography Barbara Tannenbaum calls the "shadow world."