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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.

ARTLENS Gallery Project Manager Q & A

Posted on July 21, 2017 by cmoore

As the Project Manager for the relaunch of Gallery One as ARTLENS Gallery, Emily Hirsch gained valuable first-hand experience with how the Cleveland Museum of Art tackles its innovative digital projects. Learn more about the ARTLENS Gallery project from Emily before your visit, and be sure to join us on September 10th for the ARTLENS Gallery celebration! 

Q: What is your background and how did it lead to your job at CMA? 

New Acquisitions at the CMA!

Posted on June 23, 2017 by cmoore

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s recent acquisitions include a medieval limestone sculpture of Saint John the Baptist by Jan Crocq, six Pre-Columbian objects from the South American Andes, three Japanese Edo period porcelain dishes, and a monumental photograph by contemporary Irish artist Richard Mosse. Check out the full press release here, and images of the recent acquisitions below!

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