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Meet the Museum's Newest Acquisitions

Posted on December 13, 2014 by RGoodwin

The Cleveland Museum of Art's latest acquisitions include a Virgin and Child, a rare 13th-century wooden sculpture from the Mosan region of Europe; a Standing Female Figure, a clay figure representative of the Classic Veracruz period on Mexico’s Gulf Coast; and Just the two of us, one of contemporary artist Julia Wachtel’s first paintings to employ cartoons. The museum also announced the addition of eight photographs by Ansel Adams, a gift from Frances P. Taft, a longtime museum supporter and trustee.

Happy Birthday, Dora Maar (Video)

Posted on November 22, 2014 by RGoodwin

"[Dora Maar] was one of Picasso’s best-known mistresses…but she was much more," said art collector and filmmaker David Raymond, whose once-beloved photograph are now owned and on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art as part of the exhibition, Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography. Since acquiring the collection, the CMA now boasts the largest grouping of photographs by Maar in the United States - and one of the largest in the world. Learn more in this video interview with Raymond and photo historian Ian Walker today, November 22 - Dora Maar's birthday.

Fall for Five New Free Exhibitions This Month from the Cleveland Museum of Art

Posted on October 1, 2014 by RGoodwin

There is always something new at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and this month we are excited to present five new exhibitions opening throughout October. Soon-to-be on view, enjoy American painting to provocative photography, and explore a marriage of mixed media that engages our sense of sight and smell.

CLE to GVA: Follow Gustave Courbet's "Panoramic View of the Alps, Les Dents du Midi"

Posted on September 22, 2014 by ckorkow

Masterpieces from the Cleveland Museum of Art are constantly traveling all over the world. Works from our collection are highly sought after for exhibitions in the United States and abroad. After conservators and curators evaluate whether a work is in good enough condition travel and determine the significance of the exhibition is a match, a work of art is carefully packed and accompanied by a courier on every step of its journey. Here is a sneak peek of some of one of these stories, which we will be featured in upcoming posts.

"Twilight in the Wilderness:" A Close Look at an American Masterpiece

Posted on September 19, 2014 by mcole

Frederic Edwin Church was one of our country’s consummate artistic talents, and his masterpiece, Twilight in the Wilderness (1860), ranks among the Cleveland Museum of Art’s most admired paintings. This fall, beginning Saturday, October 4, we will showcase the majestic work in a special focus exhibition, Maine Sublime: Frederic Church’s Twilight in the Wilderness, displaying it alongside nearly two dozen the artist painted the canvas in his New York studio, partly basing it on sketches he produced during travels near Mount Katahdin in Maine.

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