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."
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.
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.
This holiday season, enjoy a festive event, experience the collection with out-of-town guests, and give the gift of art to a loved one! Special offers on the museum store and memberships.
"[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.
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.
The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography, a fascinatingly varied group of over 160 surrealist and modernist photographs from the 1920s through the 1940s.
The Cleveland Museum of Art's Curator of Photography, Barbara Tannenbaum, offers an inside look at the forthcoming exhibition, Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography, opening Sunday, October 19.
The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Jacob Lawrence: The Toussaint L’Ouverture Series, a series of 41 individual tempera-on-paper compositions created in 1937-38 by renowned American modern artist Jacob Lawrence, in a free exhibition from October 11, 2014, to January 4, 2015.
There is always something new at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and this month we are excited to present five new exhibitions opening throughout October. Soon-to-be on view, enjoy American painting to provocative photography, and explore a marriage of mixed media that engages our sense of sight and smell.