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Art of the day: Source, Tony Smith

Posted on September 23, 2016 by cmoore

Artist Tony Smith was born on this day, 9/23, in 1912. Often considered a forerunner of minimalism, Smith created monumental sculptures in geometric forms often inspired by nature. 

The CMA's Source, on view in the North Sculpture Garden, possesses a balance between mass and volume, creating a playful energy that spills over into the public space. See it in person on your next visit to the CMA!

Japanese Gallery Rotations: Masterpiece Hanging Scroll and Varja Bell Now On View

Posted on September 21, 2016 by cmoore

Two recent rotations in the CMA’s Japanese gallery (235B) include the return of a masterpiece hanging scroll depicting the Medicine Master Buddha and the Twelve Divine Generals that was lent to the Tokyo National Museum and the Kyushu National Museum in Japan in 2014, and a Varja bell, a recent acquisition, on view for the first time at the CMA.

New Acquisitions at the CMA!

Posted on September 14, 2016 by cmoore

This September, the CMA has acquired a number of new pieces to be housed in its permanent collection!

Recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include Surrealist André Masson’s Paysage au serpent (Landscape with Snake), a rare example of the artist’s automatic painting technique; a new, monumental drawing by leading contemporary artist Kara Walker; and a photograph by Shirin Neshat, an artist who creates still photographs, videos and films that explore gender roles in post-revolutionary Iran.

Cleveland Museum of Art Announces New Acquisitions

CLEVELAND (June 15, 2016) – Recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include a Byzantine icon of the New Testament Trinity; a Bacchus centerpiece by famed artist René Lalique; an exceptionally beautiful Japanese lacquer writing box; a contemporary sculpture by a Cambodian artist; and an African figure from the Mbole people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Icon of the New Testament Trinity
Painting dates to before the fall of Constantinople

Restored Caravaggio Masterpiece On View May 17

Cleveland, OH (May 9, 2016) After two years, conservation of one of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s masterpieces, Caravaggio’s Crucifixion of Saint Andrew, 1606–7 is complete. This is the first time the painting has been conserved since coming to the museum in 1976. In 2014, extensive treatment began on the work, whose original paint layer was obscured by clouded, cracked varnish and retouching.

The Cleveland Museum of Art Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Year of Exhibitions, Celebrations and Programs both at the Museum and in the Community

CLEVELAND, OH — One hundred years ago the Cleveland Museum of Art opened its doors to the public. In 2016 the museum invites all audiences to in celebrate its 100th anniversary, honoring the past and looking ahead to the future. Program highlights include special Centennial exhibitions representing the creative genius of four continents, spanning ancient to contemporary, as well as the presentation of extraordinary individual works of art on loan from top-tier institutions all over the world, and once-in-a-lifetime events and community programs. William M.

The Cleveland Museum of Art Announces Seminal Publication on Distinguished Chinese Painting Collection

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection of Chinese art is one of the most distinguished in the West, representing the highest level of Chinese artistic accomplishment. A new publication, Silent Poetry: Chinese Paintings from the Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art offers a comprehensive look at the museum’s exceptional collection of Chinese paintings. To celebrate this publication, the museum is presenting a focused exhibition of the same title, open now through April 24, 2016 in the Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery.

Cleveland Museum of Art Announces New Acquisitions

CLEVELAND (October, 2015) – Recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include an Ikenga figure, a prime example of Igbo art from Nigeria; The Temple of Edfu: The Door of the Pylon, a sketch of an Egyptian temple by English watercolorist John Frederick Lewis; and Hans Haacke with Sculpture (2005), an assemblage by Rachel Harrison, an artist who has become one of the best-known sculptors of her generation.

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