Exhibitions

Five Things You Need to Know This Week: Last Chance to See Anicka Yi: Death and Julia Wachtel Exhibitions, Intonarumori and more

Posted on January 12, 2015 by RGoodwin

Bookmark our blog and stay connected with our new Five Things You Need to Know updates from the Cleveland Museum of Art. This week, enjoy live music in our atrium and Gartner Auditorium with Intonarumori: Orchestra of Futuristic Noise Intoners, "Express Yourself" with Totally Tubular Trivia Night, and more!

Express Yourself: Exploring the Shadow World in Forbidden Games (Podcast)

Posted on January 7, 2015 by btannenbaum

Through 167 photographs and illustrated books, Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography tells the story of a radical social, political, and cultural moment in early twentieth-century art, documented by those such as Hungarian photographer, Brassaï. Photographing night clubs in Paris after-hours, Brassaï captured what Curator of Photography Barbara Tannenbaum calls the "shadow world."

A Listen and Look at Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography (Videos)

Posted on January 2, 2015 by RGoodwin

Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography, is on view now through Sunday, January 11 at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Through 167 photographs and illustrated books, the collection tells two stories: one of a radical moment in early twentieth-century art and the other of impassioned collector David Raymond, whose adventurous spirit and vision harmonized perfectly with his subject. In our ongoing video series surrounding the exhibition, we take an inside look at Forbidden Games and examine the definition and influence of surrealist photography.

Cleveland Museum of Art Receives Prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Grant

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced that the Cleveland Museum of Art is one of a select group of nonprofit organizations to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The funds will support the upcoming exhibition Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa, the most comprehensive selection of Senufo art to be presented in America in over 50 years.

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.

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