Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2), a piece that is among the most iconic works in the history of modern art, is on display now at the CMA as part of the museum’s centennial year celebration!
Opening this Sunday, April 3, the CMA's next centennial exhibition, Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt, celebrates the close friendship between two of the most significant American artists of the postwar era: Eva Hesse (1936–1970) and Sol LeWitt (1928–2007).
Cleveland, OH (March 29, 2016) Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt explores the close friendship between two significant American artists of the postwar era: Eva Hesse (1936–1970) and Sol LeWitt (1928–2007). While their practices diverged in numerous ways, this exhibition illuminates the crucial impact of their friendship on both their art and their lives, featuring 50 works, including many that have not been publicly exhibited for decades.
This March, the Cleveland Museum of Art, world renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection, has acquired a number of new pieces to be housed in its permanent holdings.
CLEVELAND (March 22, 2016) – Recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include two color woodcuts by American Modernist printmaker Arthur Wesley Dow, one a purchase and the other a gift of the artist’s estate; four woodcuts by Raoul Dufy; the largest color etching by Surrealist painter and printmaker Yves Tanguy; an oil painting by Los Angeles-based, contemporary artist Jon Pestoni; a watercolor by Robert J. Pattison; and a gift of forty-one photographs by Ben Shahn.
“Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt” opened this week! Take a look at what the media is saying about the CMA’s latest blockbuster exhibition.
Cleveland, San Francisco, Mar 16, 2016 – More than 200 artworks, predominately Japanese ink paintings and calligraphy, have joined the collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. These works, which include a number of rare and important masterpieces, constitute a bequest of the collection of George Gund III (1937–2013), sports entrepreneur, supporter of world cinema and connoisseur of East Asian art.
Cleveland (March 16, 2016) The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) announces that it has received a bequest of early treasures of Japanese and Korean art from the George Gund III Collection.
Cleveland (March 10, 2016) Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt brings 3,000 years of ancient Egyptian history to life through some of the finest objects from the British Museum’s vast holdings and several of Cleveland’s own masterworks. The first Egyptian art exhibition organized at the Cleveland Museum of Art since 1996, Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt looks past the myth to reveal the carefully designed personas of the Egyptian kings and explore the realities of daily life for the ancient royals.
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