Cleveland, OH (March 27, 2017) Since it opened its doors in 1916, the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) has sought to bring the pleasure and meaning of art to the broadest possible audience. The statement “for the benefit of all the people forever” was written into Jeptha Wade’s 1892 deed of gift for the land on which the museum stands. And it serves as the bedrock on which the institution was built, reflecting its founders’ belief that museums should be places for inspiration and for creating wonder and meaning in people’s lives.
CLEVELAND (March 21, 2017) – Significant recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include Alabama, an Abstract Expressionist masterpiece by African American artist Norman Lewis; a rare tempera painting of St. Matthew by William Blake; and a 16th-century drawing that served as a study for the altarpiece The Entombment, by Giovanni de’ Vecchi.
Norman Lewis’s Masterpiece, Alabama
Happy Saint Patrick's Day! See below to learn about Celtic-Inspired art in the CMA's collection!
Pure Color: Pastels from the Cleveland Museum of Art closes this Sun, 3/19. Take a look at what the media and our followers are saying about this stunning exhibition in the coverage roundup below and don't miss your chance to see this gorgeous show.
Living Color, Ohio Magazine
The CMA's next exhibition Black in America: Louis Draper and Leonard Freed opens Sun, 2/26.
This exhibition presents two views of African American daily life during the civil rights era through the photographs of Louis Draper, a black fine art photographer, and Leonard Freed, a white photojournalist.
Want to learn more about your favorite piece in the CMA's collection? There's an app for that!
Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks now on view at Cleveland Museum of Art (video) via Cleveland.com (video)
CLEVELAND (February 14, 2017) – As part of the ongoing review of its collections, the Cleveland Museum of Art has identified 12 Indian and Southeast Asian artworks for deaccessioning through public auction. In keeping with the museum’s policy and the accepted guidelines established by the field, all proceeds from the sale of these works will be used to support future art acquisitions. The decision to deaccession these works was recommended by the museum curatorial and senior staff and the motion was passed unanimously by the museum’s Board of Trustees collections committee.