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#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?

In the Galleries: Four Paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe

Posted on January 18, 2017 by cmoore

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.

Friday the 13th: Charms and Curses at the CMA

Posted on January 13, 2017 by cmoore

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.  

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