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.
On Wednesday, May 12, WCPN’s Around Noon host Dee Perry will lead area college students in a panel discussion at the Cleveland Museum of Art titled “Populating the Future of University Circle.” The free event is open to the public, beginning with a reception at 5 p.m. and program from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the museum’s newly renovated Gartner Auditorium.
Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection, which draws from the renowned Native American art collection at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., is making its traveling debut at the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) before moving to Minneapolis and Indianapolis. Below, Susan Bergh, associate curator for art of the ancient Americas at CMA, talks about the origins of the exhibition and the relationships she developed with members of Cleveland’s Native American community.
Did you get to know Gauguin at the Cleveland Museum of Art this fall? If you are not one of the more than 50,000 people who’ve already seen Paul Gauguin: Paris, 1889 (or if you just want to catch the show again), there’s still time. But you’ll need to hurry. The exhibition, co-organized by us with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, closes on Monday, January 18, and Cleveland is the only city in America where you can see it.
CLEVELAND (November 19, 2009) –The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) celebrates The Cleveland Institute of Art exhibition CIA Students: Cleveland, 2009. The CIA student exhibition, featuring 10 pieces created just for this occasion by 21 students, is inspired by Paul Gauguin and other anti-establishment artists at Monsieur Volpini's Café des Arts in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower in 1889. Just as Gauguin showed the world a glimpse of the emerging artists of his day, the CIA café exhibition at the museum offers a look at today’s young talent.