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The Cleveland Museum of Art features contemporary artists in two solo exhibitions and one performance at Transformer Station

Cleveland (September 1, 2017)– The Cleveland Museum of Art presents two solo exhibitions featuring new works by Northeast Ohio artists Scott Olson and Jerry Birchfield, and a performance, installation and audio piece by Columbus-based artists Liz Roberts and Henry Ross. Scott Olson and Jerry Birchfield: Stagger When Seeing Visions, the artists’ first institutional solo exhibitions, will open with a free public reception at Transformer Station Friday, September 1, at 7 p.m.

CMA at Transformer Station: Two Exhibitions Featuring Artists Scott Olson & Jerry Birchfield

Posted on September 1, 2017 by cmoore

CMA at Transformer Station: See two exhibitions featuring new works by emerging Ohio artists Scott Olson & Jerry Birchfield, open Fri, 9/1.

Be among the first to experience these two solo exhibitions at the opening reception on Fri, 9/1. CMA & Transformer Station Members-only: 5:00-7:00 p.m. Open to all: 7:00-9:00 p.m. Complimentary refreshments included. FREE.

Exhibition Preview: Gods and Heroes: Ancient Legends in Renaissance Art

Posted on August 23, 2017 by cmoore

CMA's next exhibition, Gods and Heroes: Ancient Legends in Renaissance Art opens this Sat, 8/26 in gallery 101!

Ancient gods and goddesses, daring heroes, and magnificent rulers star in this exhibition of drawings and prints by Renaissance artists. Literally meaning rebirth, the term Renaissance describes a period of renewed interest in ancient Greek and Roman knowledge, literature, and art in Europe during the 1400s and 1500s.

Name That Lion: The Ingalls Library Mascot Needs a Name!

Posted on August 18, 2017 by cmoore

NOTE: Thanks to your votes, the Ingalls Library mascot officially has a name! Say hello to Beazley the lion next time you visit the Ingalls Library! 

The museum’s 1916 building was the culmination of years of planning. Early picturesque designs by museum architects Benjamin Hubbell and Dominick Benes included facades featuring sculptures, mosaics, and ornamental architraves. These decorative design elements were eliminated as unnecessary or too costly and a more severe classical building emerged.

Surface Level

Posted on August 4, 2017 by cmoore

Paintings aren’t just made on canvas with oil! Next time you’re in the galleries, check out some paintings created a bit differently.  

Johann Georg Platzer, The Artist's Studio, 1740s-1750s

The Cleveland Museum of Art Extends Agreement with Director William Griswold through 2024

Cleveland, OH (July 27, 2017) — The Cleveland Museum of Art Board of Trustees has approved a seven-year agreement with William M. Griswold to continue serving as the museum’s director through December 31, 2024. Griswold became the ninth permanent director in the museum’s history in May 2014.

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