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.
This year, in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day we take a look at some of the works in our collection that have a connection to themes important to Dr. King.
Gather round while we tell some spine-chilling Cleveland Museum of Art ghost stories sure to get you in the spooky spirit. These stories are collected by Carolyn Ivanye, protection services operation manager, who keeps a record of mysterious events that occur in the museum. Come in closer, grab hold of a loved one and don’t look behind you!
Reflect on the great contributions to art by or about African-Americans during Black History Month with a visit to CMA where you can see the works of three such notable artists:
Augusta Savage’s Gamin
“Art goes on in your head. If you said something interesting, that might be a title for a work of art and I'd write it down. Art comes from everywhere. It's your response to your surroundings. There are on-going ideas I've been working out for years, like how to make a rainbow in a gallery. I've always got a massive list of titles, of ideas for shows, and of works without titles.” – Damien Hirst