By Seema Rao
Cleveland weather can change dramatically from one week to the next. We're great to visit no matter the weather. The Cleveland Museum of Art is the place for you—indoors, expansive and free. What is there for your family to do? Look for signs of spring through our collection.
Take a look at these and check back next week for the answers for which work they come from.
By Louise Mackie
Curator of Textiles and Islamic Art
European Paintings and Sculpture Curator Jon Seydl and Cleveland Orchestra Assistant Conductor James Feddeck discuss a few works in our galleries that connect to the chamber music concert series, Italian Masterworks. This collaboration will bring The Cleveland Orchestra to play in the museum’s Gartner Auditorium for the first time. In this five-video series, the two scholars ponder the connections between the painters and composers, the meanings of the works they created, and what these works might tell us about the times in which they lived.
The spring travel season is underway. Griff Mann, the museum's deputy director and chief curator, shares his picks for exhibitions to see as you roam about the country. Remember to check the reciprocal benefits for your membership level; you may receive admission discounts at these museums by being a member of the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Mural Study for Cancer (detail), 1948. Clarence Van Duzer. Tempera on panel; 13 in x 29-1/4 in.
Seunghye Sun, associate curator of Japanese and Korean art, shares a work from our collection. The Lure of Painted Poetry: Japanese and Korean Art, the first in-depth comparison of the achievements of Korea and Japan from the late 14th century, consists of some 100 examples from the museum’s permanent collection—many that have never been shown since the 1990s.
In our latest curator conversation, we sat down with Jon Seydl, the Paul J. and Edith Ingalls Vignos, Jr., Curator of European Paintings and Sculpture (1500-1800,) to talk about his insights on the life and work of Artemisia Gentileschi. She was a pioneering artist in the 1600s and part of a dynamic father-daughter duo. She and her father, Orazio, will be the topic of his lecture on Sunday, March 13 @ 2:00 p.m. FREE!
By Carrie Reese
Marketing and Communications Intern
Valentine’s Day marks an interesting ideology cross point in American culture. Some people hate it, others love it. Regardless your view, you can’t escape it. So, why not celebrate it through art, finding out what the “meaning” of Valentine’s Day is really about. Or what it isn’t about.