Exhibitions

Happy Birthday, Dora Maar (Video)

Posted on November 22, 2014 by RGoodwin

"[Dora Maar] was one of Picasso’s best-known mistresses…but she was much more," said art collector and filmmaker David Raymond, whose once-beloved photograph are now owned and on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art as part of the exhibition, Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography. Since acquiring the collection, the CMA now boasts the largest grouping of photographs by Maar in the United States - and one of the largest in the world. Learn more in this video interview with Raymond and photo historian Ian Walker today, November 22 - Dora Maar's birthday.

The Toussaint L’Ouverture Series: Jacob Lawrence’s Dynamic Chronicle of the Haitian Revolution On View Now

Posted on November 11, 2014 by mcole

As one of the great American modern artists, Jacob Lawrence (1917–2000) brought to life important historical events and contemporary scenes through a striking style of elemental forms and expressive colors. Among his notable achievements are works in extended series tackling heroic stories and themes. The first of these monumental efforts, The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture, is showcased this fall in our prints and drawings gallery through January 4, 2015.

The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture Exhibition at Cleveland Museum of Art Chronicles Hero of Haitian Revolution in Series by Jacob Lawrence

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Jacob Lawrence: The Toussaint L’Ouverture Series, a series of 41 individual tempera-on-paper compositions created in 1937-38 by renowned American modern artist Jacob Lawrence, in a free exhibition from October 11, 2014, to January 4, 2015.

Fall for Five New Free Exhibitions This Month from the Cleveland Museum of Art

Posted on October 1, 2014 by RGoodwin

There is always something new at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and this month we are excited to present five new exhibitions opening throughout October. Soon-to-be on view, enjoy American painting to provocative photography, and explore a marriage of mixed media that engages our sense of sight and smell.

Sense & Sensibility: Anicka Yi's Multisensory Art

Posted on September 29, 2014 by brutland

Visitors to the Transformer Station’s crane gallery this fall will encounter a weeping woman with a deep-fried floral arrangement for a head, larger-than-life perfume bottles brimming with eyeball-enlarging contact lenses, and paintings made of soap that examine the human body on a molecular level. All of these artworks are part of Anicka Yi’s first solo museum exhibition, hosted by the Cleveland Museum of Art, beginning Saturday, October 11.

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Epic Systems: Three Monumental Paintings by Jennifer Bartlett

CLEVELAND (August 29, 2014) – The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Epic Systems: Three Monumental Paintings by Jennifer Bartlett, a monographic exhibition bringing together Bartlett’s most ambitious works in an installation that spans the entirety of her significant career. Composed of three works in Bartlett’s signature style – enamel paintings made up of hundreds of steel plates – the exhibition will be housed in the museum’s Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Gallery from September 7, 2014 to February 22, 2015.

CLE to GVA: Follow Gustave Courbet's "Panoramic View of the Alps, Les Dents du Midi"

Posted on September 22, 2014 by ckorkow

Masterpieces from the Cleveland Museum of Art are constantly traveling all over the world. Works from our collection are highly sought after for exhibitions in the United States and abroad. After conservators and curators evaluate whether a work is in good enough condition travel and determine the significance of the exhibition is a match, a work of art is carefully packed and accompanied by a courier on every step of its journey. Here is a sneak peek of some of one of these stories, which we will be featured in upcoming posts.

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