Exhibitions

Exceptional and Personal: British Portrait Miniatures of the Cleveland Museum of Art

Posted on January 24, 2014 by RGoodwin

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s British miniatures are renowned for their exceptional quality. Coinciding with the opening of the Cleveland Museum of Art's Disembodied: Portrait Miniatures and Their Contemporary Relatives exhibition, the museum recently published British Portrait Miniatures. Authored by Associate Curator of European Art, Cory Korkow, the book takes a closer look at more than seventy treasures from the museum's extraordinary collection, many published for the first time.

Gods and Lovers: Highlights from the Indian and Southeast Asian Collection

Posted on January 2, 2014 by RGoodwin

The Cleveland Museum of Art's Indian and Southeast Asian collection is rated as one of the leading collections in this area, both nationally and internationally. With the grand opening of the building and completion of the renovation and expansion project, the collection, along with the museum's distinguished collection of Chinese art, is on view once again. Just before the opening, we caught up with Sonya Quintanilla, George P. Bickford curator of Indian and Southeast Asian art, to talk about some of the highlights in the new west wing galleries! She shares with us an in-depth background on four of the must-see works in the collection.

First Look: Cleveland Museum of Art Acquires Unparalleled Benkaim Collection of Indian Art

Posted on December 23, 2013 by RGoodwin

The Cleveland Museum of Art's Indian and Southeast Asian collection is rated as one of the leading collections in this area, both nationally and internationally. To add to its collection, the museum is pleased to announce a significant acquisition of the Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Ralph Benkaim Collection of Deccan and Mughal Paintings.

Creating Sicily

Posted on December 22, 2013 by RGoodwin

In the development of an exhibition, curators and designers work together to create a spaces where visitors have an immediate understanding of another place and time. We spoke with Michael Bennett, Curator of Greek and Roman Art and co-curator of the Sicily exhibition, and Jim Engelmann, Exhibition Designer, to get a behind-the-scenes look at how they orchestrated the design of a major exhibition: Sicily: Art and Invention between Greece and Rome.

Creativity, Innovation, Imagination: Interim Director Fred Bidwell Discusses the Future of CMA

Posted on December 17, 2013 by RGoodwin

The CMA's renovation and expansion project will come to a completion on December 31. In recognition of this historic moment, we sat down with Interim Director Fred Bidwell to talk about the building expansion and grand opening, his new role and top priorities for the future, and the impact of the Cleveland Museum of Art on the community.

Soul Searching with Frame-Up CLE

Posted on November 21, 2013 by RGoodwin

The great 19th century American landscape painter, Thomas Cole, said that “the frame is the soul of the painting.” And for many Clevelanders, the soul of local, artistic practice was ushered in with the Cleveland School movement, a period of intense artistic growth and achievement that spanned the turn of the 19th century through the 1950s. Help us realize new, custom-built frames for this piece and others in the Cleveland School collection.

Statement Regarding the Cancellation of the Exhibition Exporting Florence: Donatello to Michelangelo

The Cleveland Museum of Art announces the cancellation of the exhibition Exporting Florence: Donatello to Michelangelo. Interim Director Fred Bidwell and Interim Deputy Director for Collections, Education, and Performing Arts Deborah Gribbon took this action as a result of the resignation of David Franklin, former director of the museum and the organizing curator of the exhibition.

The cancellation will allow a more complete installation in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Exhibition Hall of Surrealist Photography: The Raymond Collection, an exhibition already scheduled to open in September 2014.

Disembodied: Portrait Miniatures and Their Contemporary Relatives Opens Nov. 10

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Disembodied: Portrait Miniatures and Their Contemporary Relatives, an exhibition showcasing the museum’s entire collection of portrait miniatures for the first time in over half a century. The renowned collection of around 170 objects spans six centuries, bridges eight European countries as well as America, and is considered one of the finest in North America. Disembodied presents the collection from a fresh perspective, including works by five prominent contemporary artists who explore issues of death, likeness, memory, identity, privacy and body-centered scale, themes that also deeply engaged miniature painters for over 500 years.

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