The Cleveland Museum of Art presents The Caporali Missal: A Masterpiece of Renaissance Illumination, a focus exhibition that examines the Caporali Missal, a stunning Renaissance manuscript recently acquired by the museum. The missal is presented in a unique setting that brings together liturgical objects that place the manuscript in ceremonial, cultural and art historical contexts. Many of these works have never been on view in the United States, including Bartolomeo Caporali’s monumental painted crucifix from the Church of San Michele Arcangelo in Perugia, Italy. Organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art, the exhibition will be on view from February 17 through June 2, 2013.
Events and Programs
The Cleveland Museum of Art presents British Drawings from the Cleveland Museum of Art, the first exhibition to showcase the collection of British drawings ranging from the 18th century through the Edwardian era. Visitors will have a rare opportunity to see more than 50 fragile, light sensitive drawings in graphite, ink, chalk, pastel and watercolor, revealing over 150 years of artistic achievement in Britain. Works by some of Britain’s best known artists, such as Thomas Gainsborough, William Blake, J.M.W. Turner, John Ruskin and Edward Burne-Jones will be on view. Organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art, the exhibition will be on view from February 10 through May 26, 2013.
Join us Friday, May 3 at MIXup: Composition and experience John Cage’s HPSCHD in the unique setting of the museum’s Atrium. Tickets and event details at ClevelandArt.org/MIX. The museum’s Director of City Stages, Tom Welsh, discusses John Cage and his revolutionary compositions in this special guest blog.
The Cleveland-based theater company, Theater Ninjas, performs “The Excavation,” a site-specific performance complementing The Last Days of Pompeii, in the atrium on select days.
One of the city’s most popular and beloved events is upon us. The 37th Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) runs through Sunday, April 14 at Tower City Cinemas. Each year, the Cleveland Museum of Art partners with the festival to sponsor a film, and this year is no exception. We sat down with John Ewing, curator of film, to talk to him about the festival and our film The Painting.
In a unique blend of awe-inspiring virtuosity of Beijing Opera acting style and visually stunning Western stagecraft, the celebrated Taiwanese actor Wu Hsing-kuo adapts themes and relationships from Shakespeare’s monumental tragedy of power and deception, King Lear. Delivering a one man tour de force, Wu Hsing-kuo simultaneously depicts multiple characters, from the maniacal Lear and his ally Gloucester, to his evil, grasping daughters and the pitiful, lonely Fool.
Graphic designer Tina Greenslade found her own design interests reflected in the tunics in Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes. “As an artist I enjoy examining ancient cultures and their works of art,” Greenslade says. “The work produced by the Wari culture speaks to my personal style through its use of pattern and color.” She is drawn towards abstraction and has recently begun to incorporate repeating geometric patterns into her work.
CLEVELAND (September 6, 2012) – The Cleveland Museum of Art will host the 23rd annual Chalk Festival on Saturday, September 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 16 from noon to 5:00 p.m. The Chalk Festival is a free, family-friendly event featuring street paintings in colorful chalk and live music. Professional chalk artists, local community groups, families and individual participants will demonstrate their chalk art on the museum's south-side pathways, which wind through the Fine Arts Garden and down to Wade Lagoon.
The 2012–2013 VIVA! & Gala season launches on Friday, October 26 with a high-energy, interactive performance by Inca Son (Sound of the Inca). Audience members will have the unique chance to hear and see the traditional music, dance, and attire of an ancient Andean culture renowned for its vibrancy and sophistication.