A flower is a thing of beauty but it can also be a symbol of one’s ability to excise power and influence. Let’s examine a few works from the collection and see how flowers have spoken to these societal and cultural concepts.
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.
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.
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?