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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.

New Acquisitions at the CMA!

Posted on December 14, 2016 by cmoore

Recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include an album of 37 photographs by acclaimed 19th-century Indian artist Raja Deen Dayal; a painting by Wadsworth Jarrell, a founding member and leading figure of AfriCOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists); and photographs of African American life in the 1960s by photographers Louis Draper and Leonard Freed that will be featured in an upcoming special exhibition in the museum’s Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz Photography Gallery. Check out the full press release

Cleveland Museum of Art Concludes Capital Campaign

Cleveland (October 24, 2016) William Griswold, Director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, has announced the successful conclusion of the capital campaign that raised funds to support the museum’s historic renovation and expansion project.  The building project was completed on time and $30 million under budget at $320 million. The announcement was made at the museum’s centennial gala, CMAx100 on October 22. 

The Cleveland Museum of Art Announces Next Installment of Centennial Loans

Cleveland, OH (July 12, 2016) In celebration of its 2016 centennial, the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) is marking its anniversary with a series of exceptional loans from select collections around the world. Some are directly related to works in the museum’s permanent holdings; others highlight an artist or object not currently represented in the collection.

You’re Invited! CMA is Celebrating its 100th Birthday

Posted on May 27, 2016 by cmoore

On June 7, 1916, the Cleveland Museum of Art officially opened its doors to the public. This year marks the museum’s 100th birthday. On Monday, June 6, museum members can experience a red-carpet birthday extravaganza, and on Tuesday, June 7, the museum will be hosting a day-long party for the public. Join us as we embark on the museum’s next 100 years!

Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Cleveland Museum of Art Announce the Transfer from Phnom Penh to Cleveland of an Important Fragment of the Museum’s 7th-Century Statue of Krishna

Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Cleveland, Ohio (October 30, 2015) – The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts of the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Cleveland Museum of Art announced today that the Ministry has authorized the transfer to Cleveland of a significant stone fragment in the National Museum that is now believed to be part of the early Khmer sculpture of Krishna Lifting Mount Govardhan in the Cleveland collection.

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