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.
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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.
Solstice, Cleveland's hottest summer music festival, is this Saturday at the Cleveland Museum of Art! The event is sold out, but you can enter to win two 10:30 p.m. tickets on our 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 leading the Cleveland Museum of Art in part one of this video series.
What do you get when you mix silk screening, scavenger hunts, 148 teenagers, and some of the world’s best masterpieces? A successful Teen Night at the Cleveland Museum of Art. On May 23rd, the museum’s own Teen CO-OP program hosted an event for high schoolers from the Cleveland area, and without a doubt, it was a hit.
In honor of the World Cup kick-offs, we've highlighted a number of cups from around the world currently on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art. You can also enter to win a CMA mug from the museum store!