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.
Ingalls Library & Museum Archives
Artist entry cards for the May Show are currently being digitized by the Ingalls Library and Museum Archives. Entry cards for the years 1919-1949 are now available on the Internet Archive. They include the name and address of the artist, the titles of works of art entered and accepted into the juried exhibition, the names of collaborators, and the exhibition category under which each work was submitted.
Interning with the Cleveland Museum of Art isn’t just research and paperwork for Jenna Corcoran in the Ancient Art department. From matching flannels with the curator to learning about neighborhood festivals, read about the fun of interning with the museum!
With the Conservation in Focus of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio’s Crucifixion of Saint Andrew closing this week, it is natural for a visitor to have lingering questions. Here is a process ordinarily unseen. The curious visitor to the focus gallery will find in the installation a desk with question cards, for your inquiries about the painting, about conservation, about really anything at all. You’ve asked and we’ve let you know. Here are some of the most asked questions from the exhibition run.
The story of the brave men and women who worked to rescue Europe’s greatest art treasures during World War II has been brought to the silver screen in The Monuments Men. But did you know that monuments men also served in Japan? Learn more about one of those Monuments Men, Sherman Lee, former director of the Cleveland Museum of Art.
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.
By Christine Edmonson
The Ingalls Library and Archives staff has organized a small display of photographs, letters, and newspaper clippings related to the museum’s acquisitions of objects from the world-renowned Guelph Treasure in 1930. This display will remain on view in the library’s reference area through Friday, December 3, 2010, free and open to the public.