History

History and Identity: The Object Formerly Known as Shiva as Brahma

Posted on January 14, 2014 by RGoodwin

While walking the west wing galleries where the collections are on view, one can't miss the the sculpture of Brahma in the center of the exhibition. The object, acquired by the Cleveland Museum of Art in 2007, was actually first titled Shiva as Brahma before being renamed Brahma. Why the name change? We asked Sonya Quintanilla, George P. Bickford curator of Indian and Southeast Asian art, to talk about the history and identity of this particular work of art.

Youth and Beauty: The Cleveland Museum of Art and the 1920s

Posted on July 16, 2012 by ClevelandArt

At the dawn of the 20th century the city of Cleveland was famous throughout the nation and world as the quintessential example of the American dream in action. During the 1920s the Cleveland Museum of Art demonstrated the vitality and energy of a recently founded city landmark. Clevelanders flocked to the many exhibits, programs, and classes held both at the museum and throughout the city. The museum provided many outlets for local artistic and musical exuberance.

Mysteries Unveiled at Museum After Midnight

Posted on October 29, 2010 by ClevelandArt

Gather round while we tell some spine-chilling Cleveland Museum of Art ghost stories sure to get you in the spooky spirit. These stories are collected by Carolyn Ivanye, protection services operation manager, who keeps a record of mysterious events that occur in the museum. Come in closer, grab hold of a loved one and don’t look behind you!

Behind the Scenes of Our Recent Banner Installation

Posted on April 29, 2010 by ClevelandArt

The Cleveland Cavaliers have successfully completed the first round of the NBA playoffs and are on track to bring the 2010 championship home to Cleveland. The Cleveland Museum of Art is proud to show its support for Cleveland’s courtside artists and appreciates the positive national attention the Cavs generate for the entire city.

Last week, the museum installed new banners flanking the doors of its south entrance. On a scale worthy of King James himself, each of the two banners—which together read “Go Cavaliers”—measures 26.5 feet wide by 23 feet high.

Be the 300,000th visitor this year and win a prize!

Posted on December 17, 2009 by ClevelandArt

If you haven’t been hiding underneath a rock you’ll know that this past year has been a really exciting one for the museum.  We opened up the East Wing with a fantastic party and gave people even more reason to come visit us.  We had some really great exhibitions like Friedlander, Art and Power in the Central African Savanna, Streams and Mountains Without End and of course Gauguin: Paris, 1889.  And, most recently, we got the okay to go ahead with another phase of our renovation and expansion project (you can read about it

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