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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Opening on Sunday, November 10, Disembodied: Portrait Miniatures and Their Contemporary Relatives reawakens the spirit of these works, which are removed by hundreds of years from the hands into which they were originally placed.
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.
Many works of African art refer to and derive meaning from an invisible realm beyond the material world, serving as conduits between the living and the spirits, as conveyed throughout the Cleveland Museum of Art's newest exhibition, Fragments of the Invisible. In the spirit of Halloween and MIX: Underneath, we go beneath the surface and examine the spirituality and power behind masks, particularly the Helmet Mask on view in the exhibition.
CLEVELAND (October 28, 2013) – The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Fragments of the Invisible: The René and Odette Delenne Collection of Congo Sculpture, an exhibition showcasing the recent acquisition of a group of Congo sculptures from Belgian collectors René and Odette Delenne that elevates the museum’s Central African Art collection to among the finest in North America. Most of the thirty-four works included in the collection have never been exhibited or published before.