The Ingalls Library and Archives staff has organized a small display of photographs, letters, and newspaper clippings related to the museum’s acquisitions of objects from the world-renowned Guelph Treasure in 1930. This display will remain on view in the library’s reference area through Friday, December 3, 2010, free and open to the public.
Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics and Devotion is on view until January 17, 2011 and the exhibition encourages many conversations about the connections between past and present, secular and sacred, east and west, myth and mystery, and art and science.
In this, the first of a series of blogs about the exhibition, we'll look at a few keys to understanding the exhibition. As with any journey, you need a roadmap for your travel to distant lands and times.
“Totally drew me in–an incredible experience."
"I thought the piece was simply beautiful. Beautifully executed, as well as beautiful to watch."
"As for me the exhibit at first glance impacts me, grabs my attention. The use of both a documentary format and hi-definition manner … Very moving."
The Casting by Omer Fast is a contemporary video art installation. The video features compelling imagery and narratives about love and war while grappling with questions of memory and recollection. The artist visited the museum on July 9 to talk about his work.
Hollywood has a long and complicated history of portraying Native American peoples. In March and April, the Cleveland Museum of Art will play host to a special film series that examines not only this legacy, but also the contemporary filmmakers who are bringing a new perspective to the image of American Indians on screen.
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.