"[Dora Maar] was one of Picasso’s best-known mistresses…but she was much more," said art collector and filmmaker David Raymond, whose once-beloved photograph are now owned and on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art as part of the exhibition, Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography. Since acquiring the collection, the CMA now boasts the largest grouping of photographs by Maar in the United States - and one of the largest in the world. Learn more in this video interview with Raymond and photo historian Ian Walker today, November 22 - Dora Maar's birthday.
On October 25, 1881, artist Pablo Picasso was born in Spain. In honor of his birthday, we take a closer look at one of the Cleveland Museum of Art's most significant works by the artist, La Vie, on view now.
The Cleveland Museum of Art's Curator of Photography, Barbara Tannenbaum, offers an inside look at the forthcoming exhibition, Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography, opening Sunday, October 19.
There is always something new at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and this month we are excited to present five new exhibitions opening throughout October. Soon-to-be on view, enjoy American painting to provocative photography, and explore a marriage of mixed media that engages our sense of sight and smell.
In the Spring of 2014, the Cleveland Museum of Art reinstalled its contemporary art galleries. Watch the process unfold in this two-minute video clip, and experience the newly reimagined contemporary art galleries at the Cleveland Museum of Art - always free!
Masterpieces from the Cleveland Museum of Art are constantly traveling all over the world. Works from our collection are highly sought after for exhibitions in the United States and abroad. After conservators and curators evaluate whether a work is in good enough condition travel and determine the significance of the exhibition is a match, a work of art is carefully packed and accompanied by a courier on every step of its journey. Here is a sneak peek of some of one of these stories, which we will be featured in upcoming posts.
Frederic Edwin Church was one of our country’s consummate artistic talents, and his masterpiece, Twilight in the Wilderness (1860), ranks among the Cleveland Museum of Art’s most admired paintings. This fall, beginning Saturday, October 4, we will showcase the majestic work in a special focus exhibition, Maine Sublime: Frederic Church’s Twilight in the Wilderness, displaying it alongside nearly two dozen the artist painted the canvas in his New York studio, partly basing it on sketches he produced during travels near Mount Katahdin in Maine.
The Cleveland Museum of Art is excited to participate in this year's official Ask a Curator Day on Twitter. On Wednesday, September 17, we invite you to ask a question of a curator on Twitter by using the hashtag #AskaCurator and including @ClevelandArt in your tweet! In the meantime, meet our participating curators in this blog post, and feel free to ask your questions in advance in the comments section!
With the Conservation in Focus of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio’s Crucifixion of Saint Andrew closing this week, it is natural for a visitor to have lingering questions. Here is a process ordinarily unseen. The curious visitor to the focus gallery will find in the installation a desk with question cards, for your inquiries about the painting, about conservation, about really anything at all. You’ve asked and we’ve let you know. Here are some of the most asked questions from the exhibition run.
This past July, contemporary artist Roman Signer presented a selection of his films, with commentary, at his only public appearance in the United States at the Cleveland Museum of Art. While here, Signer sat down with the CMA's Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Reto Thüring, for a deeper look at his work and his methods to create his work.