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You’re Invited! CMA is Celebrating its 100th Birthday

Posted on May 27, 2016 by cmoore

On June 7, 1916, the Cleveland Museum of Art officially opened its doors to the public. This year marks the museum’s 100th birthday. On Monday, June 6, museum members can experience a red-carpet birthday extravaganza, and on Tuesday, June 7, the museum will be hosting a day-long party for the public. Join us as we embark on the museum’s next 100 years!

Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing #797 Installation

Posted on May 18, 2016 by cmoore

A unique aspect to the CMA exhibition Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt is Wall Drawing #797, first installed by LeWitt in 1995. The museum gathered volunteers from the staff and community to participate in the installation of this work (under the supervision of LeWitt’s studio) as seen in the video above. Check out this drawing and more at Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt, running through 7/31/16. 

Caravaggio's Crucifixion of Saint Andrew, Restored & On View May 17

Posted on May 13, 2016 by cmoore

Next Tues, 5/17 one of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s masterpieces, Caravaggio’s Crucifixion of Saint Andrew, 1606–7 will be back on view! After two years of conservation, this masterwork, the largest painting by Caravaggio in America, will be on view in the Reid Gallery (gallery 217), in honor of the CMA's centennial year.

Restored Caravaggio Masterpiece On View May 17

Cleveland, OH (May 9, 2016) After two years, conservation of one of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s masterpieces, Caravaggio’s Crucifixion of Saint Andrew, 1606–7 is complete. This is the first time the painting has been conserved since coming to the museum in 1976. In 2014, extensive treatment began on the work, whose original paint layer was obscured by clouded, cracked varnish and retouching.

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