Exhibitions

Asian Art Celebrated throughout 2011 at the Cleveland Museum of Art

CLEVELAND (Dec. 9, 2010) — The Cleveland Museum of Art has long been a preeminent collector and presenter of Asian art. In 2011, the museum celebrates this commitment throughout the year with exhibitions that span time, geography and cultures across Asia. The constellation of exhibitions, together titled Glimpses of Asia, begins with The Lure of Painted Poetry: Japanese and Korean Art, and continues with a focus exhibition of Indian Kalighat paintings.

The Lure of Painted Poetry: Japanese and Korean Art

 CLEVELAND (Feb. 11, 2011) — This spring, the Cleveland Museum of Art will present a compelling exhibition, The Lure of Painted Poetry: Japanese and Korean Art, that offers a rare, in-depth comparison of the secular artistic achievements of Japan and Korea as reflected in the museum's renowned collections of Asian art. The Lure of Painted Poetry highlights Japanese and Korean artists' efforts to fuse the genres of visual art and poetry as they reinterpreted themes of classical Chinese poetry in a variety of visual media, including calligraphy, painting and decorative arts.

Engaging Focus Exhibitions Highlight Recent Acquisitions

CLEVELAND (May 3, 2011) – Three focus exhibitions which recently opened to the viewing public, emphasize notable acquisitions made recently by the museum. Contemporary Landscape Photography investigates the way artists have approached photographing landscapes over the last 50 years. These stimulating visions are represented in the exhibition by 43 images drawn from the permanent collection, with many new to the museum, and highlight the complexities in understanding contemporary landscape.

Brian Ulrich: Copia—Retail, Thrift, and Dark Stores, 2001–11

CLEVELAND (July 25, 2011) – The Cleveland Museum of Art presents the first major museum exhibition of contemporary photographer Brian Ulrich's work from a decade-long examination of the American consumer psyche in Copia—Retail, Thrift, and Dark Stores, 2001-11. From the Latin word for "plenty," the artist's Copia series explores economic, cultural and political implications of commercialism and American consumer culture.

Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi (1904-1965)

CLEVELAND (June 22, 2011) – The Cleveland Museum of Art will showcase works of art by Fu Baoshi, a preeminent figure in twentieth-century Chinese art, in an exhibition opening this fall. Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi (1904-1965) is the first retrospective in the Western Hemisphere of the artist who revolutionized the tradition of Chinese ink painting. The exhibition will reveal the process of the artist's self-discovery and personal struggle, as well as the complexity of art and politics in Republican and Communist China.

2011 Museum Staff Art Exhibition On View at the Cleveland Museum of Art

CLEVELAND (November, 2011) – On view at the Cleveland Museum of Art now through November 30, 2011 is an exhibition of museum staff artwork, curated by museum director David Franklin. Representing staff from thirteen museum departments, the exhibition is comprised of 45 objects in a variety of media. This year's show is the first staff exhibition held on museum grounds since 1991.

Rembrandt in America Opens February 19

CLEVELAND (January 23, 2012) – The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Rembrandt in America, the first major exhibition to explore how the desire for Rembrandt paintings by American collectors has fueled research about the artist's work. The groundbreaking exhibition contains over 50 works, with about 30 autograph paintings by Rembrandt van Rijn, the largest number of the artist's authentic paintings assembled from American collections in a century.

Rembrandt in America Opens at the Cleveland Museum of Art

CLEVELAND (February 3, 2012) – Beginning Sunday, February 19, the Cleveland Museum of Art presents Rembrandt in America, the largest collection of authentic Rembrandt paintings assembled in the United States in a century and the first major exhibition to explore how the desire for Rembrandt paintings by American collectors has fueled research about the artist's work.

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