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The Cleveland Museum of Art honors the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his powerful call for society to participate in a day of service

Cleveland, OH (January 5, 2018) On Monday, January 15, the Cleveland Museum of Art will open its doors for a free day-long celebration honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King shared a wealth of wisdom on how to create a more just, humane and peaceful world. The museum celebrates his legacy with performances and art-inspired experiences centered around his nonviolent philosophy. The museum and its galleries will be open from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., with activities and performances designed for all ages from 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

The Cleveland Museum of Art Announces New Acquisitions

Cleveland, OH (December 17, 2017)—Recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include a performance piece by Pierre Huyghe, a leader in the Relational Aesthetic genre and the first work of its kind to enter the museum’s collection; an oil painting on copper by Johann König, one of the most significant masters of German painting at the beginning of the 17th century; a generous bequest of several works from Frances P. Taft, a beloved Trustee of the Cleveland Museum of Art; and two groups of photos, gifted to the museum by The George Gund Foundation.

New in the Islamic Galleries: Textiles and Design of Central Asia

Posted on December 8, 2017 by cmoore

Central Asia is the region of grasslands and steppes between the Caspian Sea to the west and Mongolia to the east. As early as the 700s many Central Asian people had already adopted the religion of Islam, which spread rapidly across the region. Traditionally skilled at horsemanship and excelling in traversing vast distances, Central Asian people developed art forms that were portable, notably textiles.

See images from the installation below on view NOW in CMA’s Islamic galleries!

CMA's Major Initiative Addresses Lack of Diversity in Art Museums

Posted on December 6, 2017 by cmoore

The CMA recently announced the creation of a citywide diversity initiative to address the long-standing lack of diversity in the museum profession.

“Developing a more diverse staff will make the CMA a more effective museum,” said Director William M. Griswold. “We are delighted to partner in this endeavor that will strengthen the museum field by developing talent for the future. We are excited about the possibilities as we build a national model for such partnerships.” 

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