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Museum Reinstalls Contemporary Art Galleries

Cleveland, OH (March 2017) – The Cleveland Museum of Art’s newly installed S. Mueller Family Galleries of Contemporary Art feature an exciting mix of recent acquisitions, beloved masterworks from the collection, and selected loans. The complete reinstallation includes many works never before shown, or previously shown only as part of special exhibitions before entering the CMA’s permanent collection. 

New Suits of Armor On View NOW

Posted on May 3, 2017 by cmoore

Check out four new suits of armor on view NOW in the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Armor Court! These stunning pieces are long term loans from the prestigious Imperial Armories in Vienna. The Imperial Armories today represents one of the most historically important collections of European arms and armor in existence, largely the result of the many alliances established through marriage by the Hapsburg dynasty.

#5WomenArtists at the CMA

Posted on March 24, 2017 by cmoore

Can you name five artists off the top of your head?

If you can, how many of those are women?

To highlight women in the arts—in particular, the inequity faced by women artists—we’re participating in the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ campaign #5WomenArtists by sharing works by women in our collection. If you’d like to participate yourself, head over to NMWA’s blog to find out more and keep reading to discover some of the women represented at CMA. 

Cleveland Museum of Art Announces New Acquisitions

CLEVELAND (March 21, 2017) – Significant recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include Alabama, an Abstract Expressionist masterpiece by African American artist Norman Lewis; a rare tempera painting of St. Matthew by William Blake; and a 16th-century drawing that served as a study for the altarpiece The Entombment, by Giovanni de’ Vecchi.

Norman Lewis’s Masterpiece, Alabama

Love in the Galleries

Posted on February 10, 2017 by cmoore

Ah, love – it’s been the subject of sculptures, songs, and sonnets, inspired poets and painters alike, driven the plots of everything from Homeric hymns to YouTube videos, and now it’s even a tour of the museum! This Valentine’s Day, take your sweetheart through the galleries to these romantic works of art. 

Art-Inspired Riddles!

Posted on January 27, 2017 by cmoore

TGIF!  Get ready for weekend fun and games by trying a few of our art-inspired riddles.  Look closely, each artwork holds the clue you need to solve the riddle.  Riddles first, answers at the end.

1. What has hands but cannot clap?

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