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.
"How do you remove varnish layers without softening or damaging the paint?" is just one question asked through the run of the Cleveland Museum of Art's exhibition, Conservation in Focus: The Crucifixion of Saint Andrew. We invite you to ask questions in the gallery via our interactive Q&A and online with the hashtag #Get2KnowCaravaggio. Here are this week's five featured Q&A's!
Born on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Andy Warhol was a key figure in pop art and revolutionized artistic production during the 20th century. Through the 1960s, Warhol created more 20 silkscreen paintings of the same Marilyn Monroe image after her death in August of 1962. Marilyn x 100, currently on display at the Cleveland Museum of Art, is the largest of these Marilyn paintings.
The Cleveland Museum of Art is proud to be a community partner of Gay Games 9 (GG9) and very pleased to host Night Before 9: Out in Art on Friday night, August 8. In the meantime, get to know some of the museum's sports-related objects from the collection, highlighted in this blog post.
At almost any given time, objects from the Cleveland Museum of Art's collection are on view at other cultural institutions across the country and the world. Currently, our collection is on view from Japan to Los Angeles and New York to Spain. To illustrate, we've created an interactive map on the museum's Pinterest page that visually expresses the scope of our current objects on loan.
In part two of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s blog series focusing on the conservation of Rembrandt’sPortrait of a Woman, we take an in-depth look at the treatment issues surrounding the work in this illustration of the process on our blog. In honor of Rembrandt's birthday today, take a look at the final stages in bringing this important work of art back to life.