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Beijing: Through the Eyes and Words of Photographer Lois Conner

Posted on March 26, 2014 by RGoodwin

Lois Conner began her photographic explorations of China with a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1984. Since then, she has returned annually, traveling extensively and using her 7 x 17 banquet camera to describe the landscape, architecture, and people. Beijing: Contemporary and Imperial: Photographs by Lois Conner focuses on her work in the city over the past thirty years. Before the opening on Sunday, March 30, we caught up with Conner for the stories behind a few of the photographs from the exhibition

Cross-cultural Images of the Goddess with the Lotus in Kushan and Mughal Art

Posted on March 18, 2014 by SQuintanilla

Throughout the month of March, the Cleveland Museum of Art spotlights women in the arts here on the CMA's blog. This week, Sonya Rhie Quintanilla. the George P. Bickford Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art, discusses images of goddesses from the museum's collection.

Cleveland Museum of Art Receives $10 million Gift Enabling Museum to Build on Mission and Core Principles

The Cleveland Museum of Art announces a $10 million gift by an anonymous donor that will further strengthen the hallmarks of the museum’s guiding vision: scholarship, artistic excellence and community engagement. These three pillars reinforce the museum’s regional and international reputation and serve as a bridge to both the neighborhood and global communities.

Exceptional and Personal: British Portrait Miniatures of the Cleveland Museum of Art

Posted on January 24, 2014 by RGoodwin

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s British miniatures are renowned for their exceptional quality. Coinciding with the opening of the Cleveland Museum of Art's Disembodied: Portrait Miniatures and Their Contemporary Relatives exhibition, the museum recently published British Portrait Miniatures. Authored by Associate Curator of European Art, Cory Korkow, the book takes a closer look at more than seventy treasures from the museum's extraordinary collection, many published for the first time.

History and Identity: The Object Formerly Known as Shiva as Brahma

Posted on January 14, 2014 by RGoodwin

While walking the west wing galleries where the collections are on view, one can't miss the the sculpture of Brahma in the center of the exhibition. The object, acquired by the Cleveland Museum of Art in 2007, was actually first titled Shiva as Brahma before being renamed Brahma. Why the name change? We asked Sonya Quintanilla, George P. Bickford curator of Indian and Southeast Asian art, to talk about the history and identity of this particular work of art.

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