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The Cleveland Museum of Art Announces New Acquisitions

Cleveland, OH (September 27, 2017)—The Cleveland Museum of Art’s recent acquisitions include a portrait of Colonel Charles Heathcote by British artist Joseph Wright of Derby, a drawing by German Expressionist Oskar Kokoschka, a 14th-century Japanese hanging scroll featuring the Buddhist deity Aizen Myōō, Wisdom King of Passion, and a monumental oil painting on canvas by contemporary Chinese artist Liu Wei. 

Portrait of Colonel Charles Heathcote

CMA at Transformer Station: Two Exhibitions Featuring Artists Scott Olson & Jerry Birchfield

Posted on September 1, 2017 by cmoore

CMA at Transformer Station: See two exhibitions featuring new works by emerging Ohio artists Scott Olson & Jerry Birchfield, open Fri, 9/1.

Be among the first to experience these two solo exhibitions at the opening reception on Fri, 9/1. CMA & Transformer Station Members-only: 5:00-7:00 p.m. Open to all: 7:00-9:00 p.m. Complimentary refreshments included. FREE.

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.

Cleveland Museum of Art Introduces ARTLENS Gallery, a Touchscreen-Free Approach to Integrating Art, Interpretation and Technology

Cleveland, OH (June 21, 2017) – The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA), in its latest initiative to use game-changing technology that enhances the experience of its visitors and their connection with the museum’s world-renowned collection, has reimagined its award-winning Gallery One concept with the introduction of the ARTLENS Gallery. Guests will get a chance to preview ARTLENS Gallery during the museum’s ninth annual Solstice celebration on June 24, 2017.

Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi Appointed Curator of African Art

Cleveland, OH (June 2, 2017)–The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) has announced the appointment of Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi as Curator of African Art, following an international search. He will assume his responsibilities at the CMA on August 1, in charge of the museum’s outstanding collection of works of art from sub-Saharan Africa, comprised of a diverse selection of masks and figurative sculpture from West and Central Africa. More recently the collection has been significantly augmented by a group of Congolese sculptures. 

Museum Reinstalls Contemporary Art Galleries

Cleveland, OH (March 2017) – The Cleveland Museum of Art’s newly installed S. Mueller Family Galleries of Contemporary Art feature an exciting mix of recent acquisitions, beloved masterworks from the collection, and selected loans. The complete reinstallation includes many works never before shown, or previously shown only as part of special exhibitions before entering the CMA’s permanent collection. 

Cleveland Museum of Art to Transfer Roman Sculpture of Drusus Minor to the Republic of Italy

CLEVELAND, OHIO (April 18, 2017) –The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) and The Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism of the Republic of Italy (Ministry) today announced that they have reached an agreement for the transfer of an early 1st century A.D. marble portrait head of Drusus Minor (Drusus Julius Caesar, 13 B.C.-A.D. 23) to the Republic of Italy. The sculpture, previously sold at a public auction in Paris in 2004, was acquired by CMA in 2012, after extensive research to confirm its ownership history.

Cleveland Museum of Art to Transfer Roman Sculpture of Drusus Minor to the Republic of Italy

CLEVELAND (April 18, 2017) –The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) today announced that it will transfer an early 1st century A.D. marble portrait head of Drusus Minor (Drusus Julius Caesar,13 B.C.-A.D. 23) to the Republic of Italy. At his death at the age of 37, Drusus Minor, the son of the Roman Emperor Tiberius, was next in line to the imperial throne.  The sensitivity of the carving, the excellent state of preservation, and the monumental scale distinguish it as among the most accomplished portraits of the Julio-Claudian prince to have survived from antiquity.

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