CLEVELAND (June 23, 2016) – The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) has announced the appointment of Clarissa von Spee as Curator of Chinese Art and Head of the Department of Asian Art. The museum’s renowned collection of Chinese art, ranging from the Neolithic period to the early 21st century, is distinguished by the quality and rarity of each object. Von Spee’s appointment follows an international search. She will assume her responsibilities at the CMA in September.
This weekend, 6/25-6/26, is the one we have all been anxiously awaiting, the CMA’s Centennial Festival Weekend! This weekend-long event will feature a wide array of performances and special programming for museum visitors. Inside the museum, you will find a variety of special tours, meditation in the galleries, music and more. Outside, visitors can participate in yoga on the museum lawn, and around Wade Lagoon, festival goers can engage with local artists as they create original artworks.
CLEVELAND (June 15, 2016) – Recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include a Byzantine icon of the New Testament Trinity; a Bacchus centerpiece by famed artist René Lalique; an exceptionally beautiful Japanese lacquer writing box; a contemporary sculpture by a Cambodian artist; and an African figure from the Mbole people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Icon of the New Testament Trinity
Painting dates to before the fall of Constantinople
Check out these five must-attend events this week at the CMA!
ArtLens 2.0, an enhanced version of the CMA’s award-winning collection app, combines innovative tech with a wealth of interpretive content, making for a must-have digital companion to the CMA’s world-class collection. Best of all, the app is available for download NOW. In addition to the app’s already existing features allowing users to scan select artworks for more info and create personalized tours, see below for 5 reasons why you should get this app today:
Mark your calendars for the return of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Parade the Circle this weekend, Sat, June 11! This annual celebration, now in its 27th year, will fill Wade Oval with lively sounds and colors, featuring innovative costumes, giant puppets and handmade masks created by international and national artists, as well as Greater Cleveland artists, families, schools and community groups. The parade will kick-off at 12 p.m.
CLEVELAND (May 4, 2016) – Following an international search, the Cleveland Museum of Art has named Heather Lemonedes, the museum’s Curator of Drawings and Interim Co-Chief Curator, as Chief Curator. Lemonedes will assume her duties in May, as the museum prepares to celebrate its June centennial.
Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2), a piece that is among the most iconic works in the history of modern art, is on display now at the CMA as part of the museum’s centennial year celebration!