CLEVELAND (October 12, 2012) – The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes, the first North American exhibition to explore the art of the Wari, a cosmopolitan society that existed in the Andes Mountains of Peru between 600 and 1000 AD and is widely regarded today as ancient Peru's first empire. The groundbreaking exhibition examines this relatively unknown episode in ancient South American history through 150 masterful artworks representing a variety of Wari media.
The 2012–2013 VIVA! & Gala season launches on Friday, October 26 with a high-energy, interactive performance by Inca Son (Sound of the Inca). Audience members will have the unique chance to hear and see the traditional music, dance, and attire of an ancient Andean culture renowned for its vibrancy and sophistication.
Many departments and people within the museum are working together to get ready for Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes. For instance, conservators and the curator are in constant collaboration to accomplish this goal. Between 600 and 1000, long before the Inca, the Wari forged a complex society widely regarded today as ancient Peru’s first empire.
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.
CLEVELAND (Feb. 23, 2010) — Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection, a major traveling exhibition developed by the Fenimore Art Museum, will make its debut at the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) in March 2010. The exhibition explores Native North American art from the Eastern Woodlands to the Northwest through 135 masterpieces spanning 2,000 years. The exhibition provides visitors with a broad understanding and appreciation of the aesthetic accomplishments and cultural heritage of this country's first peoples.
CLEVELAND (April 19, 2010) — This fall, the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) will premiere a groundbreaking exhibition examining the role of relics and reliquaries in the development of Christianity and the visual arts. Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe is the first major exhibition in the United States to consider the history of relics and reliquaries and will feature more than 150 works of art from Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages and early modern Europe. The exhibition runs at CMA from Oct. 17, 2010, to Jan.
CLEVELAND (Oct. 15, 2010) — On Sunday, Oct. 17, the Cleveland Museum of Art will premiere a groundbreaking exhibition examining the role of relics and reliquaries in the development of Christianity and the visual arts. Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe is the first major exhibition in the United States to consider the history of relics and reliquaries and will feature 135 works of art from Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages and early modern Europe. The exhibition continues through Jan.
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.
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.
CLEVELAND (April 27, 2011) -- Gleaned from a prized and relatively unknown group of objects in the museum's wide-ranging Asian collection, the Indian Kalighat Paintings exhibition will allow visitors an opportunity to view these rarely displayed Indian paintings, considered to be the beginning of modernism in Indian art.