CLEVELAND, OH — One hundred years ago the Cleveland Museum of Art opened its doors to the public. In 2016 the museum invites all audiences to in celebrate its 100th anniversary, honoring the past and looking ahead to the future. Program highlights include special Centennial exhibitions representing the creative genius of four continents, spanning ancient to contemporary, as well as the presentation of extraordinary individual works of art on loan from top-tier institutions all over the world, and once-in-a-lifetime events and community programs. William M.
The Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection of Chinese art is one of the most distinguished in the West, representing the highest level of Chinese artistic accomplishment. A new publication, Silent Poetry: Chinese Paintings from the Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art offers a comprehensive look at the museum’s exceptional collection of Chinese paintings. To celebrate this publication, the museum is presenting a focused exhibition of the same title, open now through April 24, 2016 in the Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery.
CLEVELAND (October, 2015) – Recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include an Ikenga figure, a prime example of Igbo art from Nigeria; The Temple of Edfu: The Door of the Pylon, a sketch of an Egyptian temple by English watercolorist John Frederick Lewis; and Hans Haacke with Sculpture (2005), an assemblage by Rachel Harrison, an artist who has become one of the best-known sculptors of her generation.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Cleveland, Ohio (October 30, 2015) – The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts of the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Cleveland Museum of Art announced today that the Ministry has authorized the transfer to Cleveland of a significant stone fragment in the National Museum that is now believed to be part of the early Khmer sculpture of Krishna Lifting Mount Govardhan in the Cleveland collection.
We use our hands all the time to communicate with each other: read how some artists use hands in their works to communicate with their audience.
Explore the profound connections between the worlds of visual art and classical music!
The modern “selfie” is in essence a continuation of the self-portraits that artists have been creating for hundreds of years. From Rembrandt to Rolf Stoll and his beloved dogs, artists love to show how they view themselves to the rest of the world.
At some point, everyone has felt that itch for the great outdoors. Want to make that road trip out to Yosemite? New Mexico? California? Why pay the money? See how artists encapsulate their outdoor experiences with these works at the Cleveland Museum of Art!
Not just for today, gifts of love span the centuries. Find out medieval men wooed their courtly women.
Happy Birthday to Edgar Degas, born on this day in 1834!