Today is March 14, 2015 - 3.14.15 - the closest we will get this century to our date reflecting "Pi" (π in Greek), the mathematical constant. Signifiying the ratio of a circle's circumfrence to its diameter, we are bringing you a few objects from the Cleveland Museum of Art's collection that are have circumfrences of their own: circular objects. Take a look at the selection on our blog, enjoy a number of them on view at the museum currently, and share your favorites in the comments. Happy Pi Day!
Celebrate hump day with these seven camels from the Cleveland Museum of Art collection.
Chinese New Year begins today, and to celebrate the year of the ram, here are 12 objects from the museum's collection featuring the 2015 animal.
There is no better way to get ready for the upcoming season of love than by checking in with our favorite couples at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Stop by with your significant other to meet our lovebirds and get a lesson in romance.
In celebration of the Super Bowl this weekend, here are 10 "super bowls" from the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art, currently on view at the museum!
Through 167 photographs and illustrated books, Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography tells the story of a radical social, political, and cultural moment in early twentieth-century art, documented by those such as Hungarian photographer, Brassaï. Photographing night clubs in Paris after-hours, Brassaï captured what Curator of Photography Barbara Tannenbaum calls the "shadow world."
Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography, is on view now through Sunday, January 11 at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Through 167 photographs and illustrated books, the collection tells two stories: one of a radical moment in early twentieth-century art and the other of impassioned collector David Raymond, whose adventurous spirit and vision harmonized perfectly with his subject. In our ongoing video series surrounding the exhibition, we take an inside look at Forbidden Games and examine the definition and influence of surrealist photography.
CLEVELAND (December 22, 2014) – Enhancements to the Cleveland Museum of Art’s award-winning ArtLens app now enable visitors to use their IOS and Android mobile devices for an even richer museum experience. The museum’s facilities are now fully “location aware” through a network of 225 BLE (Bluetooth enabled) beacons discreetly installed and configured throughout the museum’s galleries. Visitors can zero in on artworks around them and put expanded interpretive content at their fingertips.
The Cleveland Museum of Art's latest acquisitions include a Virgin and Child, a rare 13th-century wooden sculpture from the Mosan region of Europe; a Standing Female Figure, a clay figure representative of the Classic Veracruz period on Mexico’s Gulf Coast; and Just the two of us, one of contemporary artist Julia Wachtel’s first paintings to employ cartoons. The museum also announced the addition of eight photographs by Ansel Adams, a gift from Frances P. Taft, a longtime museum supporter and trustee.
Recent additions of artwork representing medieval Europe, the Ancient Americas, 20th-century photography and contemporary art further enhance the Cleveland Museum of Art’s permanent collection. World-renowned for its quality and breadth, the collection represents almost 45,000 objects and 6,000 years of achievement in the arts.