The Cleveland Museum of Art continues to collect artworks of exceptional aesthetic and historical significance, strengthening a comprehensive collection that is widely considered to be one of the finest of its type in the country. Some of the most recent major purchases include an oil painting by Max Beckmann, a leading figure in the German Expressionist and New Objectivity movements, and rare garments from the Mbuun people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and from the Hausa or Nupe people of Nigeria or Niger. Notable gifts include the entire “Social Graces” series published by renowned photographer Larry Fink in 1984, and a Song dynasty marbled bowl created in response to glassware imported from areas like Persia, to the west of China.
Looking for signs of spring in Cleveland? Consider taking a trip to our galleries to seek out these works that are full of color and delight.
Two of these works can be found in our recently reopened Renaissance galleries.
Dovizia (Plenty), c. 1520-1529
Luster Wall Tile with a Couple, 1260-1300, Fritware with luster-painted design
Iran, Kashan, Ilkhanid Period , Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust by exchange.