CLEVELAND (December 17, 2013) – The Cleveland Museum of Art announced today that 501,314 visitors came to the museum during the 2012-2013 fiscal year. This attendance statistic represents a 39% increase year-over-year and is the highest attendance in over a decade. Key drivers of attendance included the opening of the museum’s 39,000 square foot atrium; the award-winning Gallery One; the new north wing galleries along with many new programming initiatives, including the MIX at CMA first Friday happy hour series and Second Sundays family day programming.
The CMA's renovation and expansion project will come to a completion on December 31. In recognition of this historic moment, we sat down with Interim Director Fred Bidwell to talk about the building expansion and grand opening, his new role and top priorities for the future, and the impact of the Cleveland Museum of Art on the community.
Make and Take: Craft with Style at the Cleveland Museum of Art is a monthly event where we invite people create DIY projects in the museum atrium. Each month introduces a new and easy craft to make and take home. This month, in the spirit of the holidays, we focus festive creations. Patty Edmonson, Intergenerational Interpretation Specialist, shows us how to create one-of-a-kind stationery from stamping.
Spend a virtual lunch break with the Cleveland Museum of Art: Join us on Monday, November 25 at Noon for a live Twitter chat with CMA’s Provenance Chef Partner Douglas Katz! Until 1 p.m., Katz will be answering questions and handing out tips about creative cooking for Thanksgiving and discussing Provenance’s new prix fixe menu, Home & Hearth.
Photos from MIX: Underneath on Friday, November 1, 2013.
Don't miss the 24th annual Chalk Festival, hosted by the Cleveland Museum of Art, will take place on Saturday, September 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 22, from noon to 5:00 p.m.!
Spend a virtual lunch break with the Cleveland Museum of Art: Join us on Friday, September 13 at 12:15 p.m. for a live Twitter chat with CMA’s Provenance Chef Partner Douglas Katz! Until 1 p.m., Katz will be answering questions and handing out tips about transitioning summer-to-fall recipes and discussing Provenance’s new prix fixe menu devoted to Sicilian cuisine (available at Provenance beginning September 11). We’ll also be giving away gift certificates to the restaurant during the chat, so you don’t want to miss this!
My initial impression of William Johnson was that of a talented painter speaking through styles ofmodernism and expressionism, and artist that I could not relate to. After studying his work, I humblystand corrected. The longer I studied Johnson’s work, his motivation became more clear to me and Irealized that his journey is akin to mine.