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
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.
Throughout the month of March, the Cleveland Museum of Art spotlights women in the arts here on the CMA's blog. This week, Interim Deputy Director for Collections, Education, and Performing Arts Deborah A. Gribbon discusses the life and work of artist Alice Neel.
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.
Solving the aesthetic issues with conservation. The Cleveland Museum of Art's Portrait of a Woman, (Rembrandt van Rijn) is now back on view!
Tomorrow, Hank Willis Thomas speaks at the Cleveland Museum of Art in person in a special guest lecture. But first, he sat down to chat with us about his influences, messages, and mediums of his work. Check out his shout-out in the clip on our blog!
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.
In honor of one year of Gallery One, we will be hosting a live Twitter Q&A on Thursday, January 30 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. EST, and invite you to share your thoughts and questions about Gallery One's technology and design, content and interpretation, and what we've learned along the way.
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.
Over the years the look, feel, and location of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s galleries featuring Asian artwork has transformed around the Seated Amitayus Buddha. See the transformation of the Asian-focused art galleries from 1916 through today in this special photo blog.