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.
In the Spring of 2014, the Cleveland Museum of Art reinstalled its contemporary art galleries. Watch the process unfold in this two-minute video clip, and experience the newly reimagined contemporary art galleries at the Cleveland Museum of Art - always free!
Visitors to the Transformer Station’s crane gallery this fall will encounter a weeping woman with a deep-fried floral arrangement for a head, larger-than-life perfume bottles brimming with eyeball-enlarging contact lenses, and paintings made of soap that examine the human body on a molecular level. All of these artworks are part of Anicka Yi’s first solo museum exhibition, hosted by the Cleveland Museum of Art, beginning Saturday, October 11.
CLEVELAND (August 29, 2014) – The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Epic Systems: Three Monumental Paintings by Jennifer Bartlett, a monographic exhibition bringing together Bartlett’s most ambitious works in an installation that spans the entirety of her significant career. Composed of three works in Bartlett’s signature style – enamel paintings made up of hundreds of steel plates – the exhibition will be housed in the museum’s Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Gallery from September 7, 2014 to February 22, 2015.
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!