Masterpieces from the Cleveland Museum of Art are constantly traveling all over the world. Works from our collection are highly sought after for exhibitions in the United States and abroad. After conservators and curators evaluate whether a work is in good enough condition travel and determine the significance of the exhibition is a match, a work of art is carefully packed and accompanied by a courier on every step of its journey. Here is a sneak peek of some of one of these stories, which we will be featured in upcoming posts.
Frederic Edwin Church was one of our country’s consummate artistic talents, and his masterpiece, Twilight in the Wilderness (1860), ranks among the Cleveland Museum of Art’s most admired paintings. This fall, beginning Saturday, October 4, we will showcase the majestic work in a special focus exhibition, Maine Sublime: Frederic Church’s Twilight in the Wilderness, displaying it alongside nearly two dozen the artist painted the canvas in his New York studio, partly basing it on sketches he produced during travels near Mount Katahdin in Maine.
Reflecting its renewed focus on contemporary programming, the Cleveland Museum of Art will present two solo exhibitions by acclaimed contemporary artists Julia Wachtel and Anicka Yi.
With the Conservation in Focus of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio’s Crucifixion of Saint Andrew closing this week, it is natural for a visitor to have lingering questions. Here is a process ordinarily unseen. The curious visitor to the focus gallery will find in the installation a desk with question cards, for your inquiries about the painting, about conservation, about really anything at all. You’ve asked and we’ve let you know. Here are some of the most asked questions from the exhibition run.
Yoga: The Art of Transformation is the first exhibition of its kind and features more than 135 objects ranging from the first-century to the early 20th-century. Learn more about this exhibition, which closes in 10 days on Sunday, September 7!
"Did Caravaggio paint his own image in this painting?" is just one question asked through the run of the Cleveland Museum of Art's exhibition, Conservation in Focus: The Crucifixion of Saint Andrew. We invite you to ask questions in the gallery via our interactive Q&A and online with the hashtag #Get2KnowCaravaggio. Here are this week's five featured Q&A's!
Take an in-depth look at Yoga: The Art of Transformation with Sonya Rhie Quintanilla, the Cleveland Museum of Art's George P. Bickford Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art, in this audio podcast.
The Cleveland Museum of Art presents The Believable Lie: Heinecken, Polke, and Feldmann, an exhibition focusing on relationships among the photographic work of three artists active during the 1970s that drew on ideas of surrealist/Dada culture of the 1920s and 1930s and influenced succeeding generations of photographers and media artists.
At almost any given time, objects from the Cleveland Museum of Art's collection are on view at other cultural institutions across the country and the world. Currently, our collection is on view from Japan to Los Angeles and New York to Spain. To illustrate, we've created an interactive map on the museum's Pinterest page that visually expresses the scope of our current objects on loan.
The Cleveland Museum of Art is proud to present Admired from Afar: Masterworks of Japanese Painting from the Cleveland Museum of Art. The exhibition, which opened today at the Kyushu National Museum, introduces the Japanese painting collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Heidi Strean, the Cleveland Museum of Art's Director of Exhibitions and Publications, shares her photos from opening day!