It's been an exciting and eventful 2013 at the Cleveland Museum of Art, culminating with the grand opening of the building and west wing galleries! To celebrate, the Cleveland Museum of Art is hosting a variety of public programs and activities to commemorate this historic moment. Come See Amazing this week at the Cleveland Museum of Art! Take a look back at the last 12 months in our Instagram highlights flipbook, and add your own CMA Instagram moments to the reel. Happy New Year!
CLEVELAND (December 17, 2013) – The Cleveland Museum of Art announced today that 501,314 visitors came to the museum during the 2012-2013 fiscal year. This attendance statistic represents a 39% increase year-over-year and is the highest attendance in over a decade. Key drivers of attendance included the opening of the museum’s 39,000 square foot atrium; the award-winning Gallery One; the new north wing galleries along with many new programming initiatives, including the MIX at CMA first Friday happy hour series and Second Sundays family day programming.
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.
See, Shop, and Support Amazing! This holiday season, enjoy a festive event over the holiday season, experience the collection with out-of-town guests, and give the gift of art to a loved one!
As part of the ongoing review of its collections, the Cleveland Museum of Art has identified two objects in its collection for deaccession through public auction: Rufino Tamayo’s Women Reaching for the Moon and La Rosa by Matta. In keeping with the museum’s policy and the accepted guidelines established by the AAMD, all proceeds from the sale of this artwork will be used for future art acquisitions.
The Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) announced today that David Franklin has resigned his position as Director, effective immediately. Dr. Franklin had been the Director of the CMA since September, 2010 and will be retained as a consultant for a period of time in order to insure an orderly transition.
CLEVELAND (September 18, 2013) – Staff Art Show 2013, the third annual exhibition that highlights works of art created by Cleveland Museum of Art staff members, is now on view in Susan M. Kaesgen Education Gallery and Lobby through December 1, 2013. Curated by David Franklin, the Sarah S. and Alexander M. Cutler Director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the exhibition features 50 artists that represent 14 departments and comprises of versatile media including painting, photography, drawing and sculpture.
The Cleveland Museum of Art announced today that William B. Hartmann, Katherine Templeton O’Neill, Dominic L. Ozanne and Paul E. Westlake, Jr. have been elected to five-year terms as standing members of the museum’s Board of Trustees.
After an eight-year hiatus, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Pre-Columbian, Native North American, Japanese, Korean and textile collections will return to public view on Sunday, June 30. The works will be showcased in the museum’s new north wing galleries, located on the second floor adjacent to the new, soaring glass atrium. Designed by architect Rafael Viñoly, the north wing is flanked on either side by the new east wing, which includes the contemporary, modern and impressionist collections, and the west wing, opening in December 2013.