Each year as the Lantern Festival Procession unfolds I stand in the crowd at the museum’s north door and share with those around me an anticipatory awe as we wait for the lighted dancers to emerge through the open doors into the darkened night. For me the lights spilling softly over the dancers, painting the air with their movement is magical.
It’s almost time for Thanksgiving! Here are some tasty works of art from the museum’s galleries for inspiration.
Cleveland (October 24, 2016) William Griswold, Director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, has announced the successful conclusion of the capital campaign that raised funds to support the museum’s historic renovation and expansion project. The building project was completed on time and $30 million under budget at $320 million. The announcement was made at the museum’s centennial gala, CMAx100 on October 22.
Piero di Cosimo’s A Hunting Scene, a generous loan from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is on view at the CMA through Tues, Jan 31, 2017.
Piero di Cosimo (1462–1522) was born in Florence, the son of a goldsmith. He apprenticed in the studio of the artist Cosimo Rosselli (1439–1507) for whom he assisted in painting the Sistine Chapel in 1481–82. Piero was an older contemporary of Michelangelo, but about a decade younger than Leonardo, who would have much influence on the artist later in his career.
Tonight, head to the museum for MIX: Metal, with activities, music, and demonstrations inspired by iron, gold, bronze, silver, and more in the Armor Court and the exhibition Myth and Mystique: Cleveland’s Gothic Table Fountain. For more metallic inspiration, check out these works of art in the museum’s galleries at MIX.
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The days are growing chillier, the nights longer—it’s almost time for Halloween! Give yourself a treat (or a fright!) and get in the spirit of the season with these haunting works on view in the CMA’s galleries.