The Thinker: A CMA Blog
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 community engagement at the Cleveland Museum of Art in part two of this video series.
At almost any given time, objects from the Cleveland Museum of Art's collection are on view at other cultural institutions across the country and the world. Currently, our collection is on view from Japan to Los Angeles and New York to Spain. To illustrate, we've created an interactive map on the museum's Pinterest page that visually expresses the scope of our current objects on loan.
In part two of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s blog series focusing on the conservation of Rembrandt’sPortrait of a Woman, we take an in-depth look at the treatment issues surrounding the work in this illustration of the process on our blog. In honor of Rembrandt's birthday today, take a look at the final stages in bringing this important work of art back to life.
Roman Signer is thought by many to be Switzerland’s most important artist and undoubtedly one of the major figures in international contemporary art since the early 1970s. On Saturday, July 26, Signer will present a selection of his films, with commentary, at his only public appearance in the United States at the Cleveland Museum of Art. In the meantime, if you aren't familiar with Roman Signer, here are five things you need to know from the CMA's Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Reto Thüring.
The Cleveland Museum of Art is proud to present Admired from Afar: Masterworks of Japanese Painting from the Cleveland Museum of Art. The exhibition, which opened today at the Kyushu National Museum, introduces the Japanese painting collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Heidi Strean, the Cleveland Museum of Art's Director of Exhibitions and Publications, shares her photos from opening day!
The Cleveland Museum of Art celebrates summer with Ohio City Stages, presented by Charter One. These block parties, now in their second season, feature acclaimed global music artists on a neighborhood stage outside the Transformer Station on West 29th Street. Before the series kicks off, we sit 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 Ohio City Stages series in our podcast below.
Yoga: The Art of Transformation, the world’s first exhibition about yoga’s visual history, will explore yoga’s meanings and transformations over time, including its entry into the global arena, its goal of spiritual enlightenment, its claim for health and well-being, and the beauty and profundity of related Indian art. The exhibition opens Sunday, June 22. Learn about the exhibition firsthand from Sonya Rhie Quintanilla, the CMA's George P. Bickford Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art.