Works by artists from Cleveland are nothing to overlook, and the museum owns many fine examples. Let’s take a look at some of the cultural production from our region and take in the creativity of Northeast Ohio!
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 (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
Happy Saint Patrick's Day! See below to learn about Celtic-Inspired art in the CMA's collection!
Artists have long been inspired the elegance, independence, curiosity, and comfort-seeking of domestic cats. A clowder of cats from the collection, prints that are rarely on view, offer a glimpse of artists’ relationships with cats as their muses and companions.
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.
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?
On view NOW in gallery 226A, check out four paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe, including three of her well-known flower paintings.
O'Keeffe is best known for close-up flower subjects whose magnified forms fill the entire space of each canvas. Likely inspired by similar compositions in modern photography, these images are not only celebrations of nature, but also striking essays in abstract design.
If you’re stocking up on rabbits’ feet and turning the other direction when you see a black cat today, you’re not alone. The reasons Friday the 13th in particular became such an inauspicious day have been lost to history, but both Friday and the number 13 have also been considered unlucky on their own for centuries. Logically, when the two come together on the calendar the misfortune only grows.
Ringing in the New Year at a big bash? The museum’s collection can help you with timeless style.
Here’s to Forever