Certainly, institutions that benefit from hundreds of hours of volunteer help, such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, can attest to the importance of volunteers. Studies now show that the volunteers themselves also reap advantages, including expanding their social networks, building their resumes, enjoying healthier lifestyles, and traveling the world.
Former Cleveland Museum of Art curator Tom Hinson, who retired in December 2010, was honored with a Cleveland Arts Prize at a Gartner Auditorium ceremony on June 28. Hinson spent 38 years in the museum’s modern and contemporary art and photography departments.
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By Helen Cherry Guest Blogger What is the most important decision to be made when taking your wedding photos? “Location, Location, Location!” and the south terraces of the Cleveland Museum of Art as well as city’s adjacent Fine Arts Garden seem to be the location of choice for hundreds if not thousands of brides and grooms since the museum’s opening in 1916. In spring, summer and fall on any given Saturday or Sunday, cars and limousines will pull up on East Boulevard with bridal parties tumbling out to take pictures in these beautiful spots.
More than 150 librarians, educators, friends and supporters gathered on Dec. 1, 2010 at the Cleveland Botanical Garden to celebrate a unique educational partnership among the Ingalls Library of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University and the libraries of 18 other educational, medical and cultural institutions in the University Circle area of Cleveland.
By Helen Cherry Guest Blogger As the days grow shorter and darkness descends on us earlier and earlier, head down to the museum to see “Winter’s Whimsical World” in the museum’s lower level lobby. This wonderful guest lantern display filled with imaginary human and animal sculptures was created by 17 Hawken High School art students and their teacher Denise Buckley and will bring a smile to your face and a warm glow to your soul.
Four local artists, along with members of neighborhoods bordering the museum: Fairfax; Glenville; Hough and East Cleveland have taken part in designing and creating vibrant community murals. At this year’s 21st annual Cleveland Museum of Art’s I Madonnari Chalk Festival, the mural artists and community volunteers had a chance to draft large-scale cartoons of their mural designs. Take a moment or two to view this video recorded at the Chalk Festival and listen to why the artists wanted to be a part of this unique community project.