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The Cleveland Museum of Art Announces Upcoming Contemporary Exhibitions

CLEVELAND (January 21, 2016) –To celebrate the Cleveland Museum of Art’s centennial year, the department of contemporary art has organized four solo exhibitions featuring a wide variety of artistic expression and concerns. At Transformer Station, Jon Pestoni: Some Years is the LA-based painter’s institutional solo debut that explores his blend of painterly tropes and psychological responses. Next is an exhibition focused on Dan Graham’s career-long analysis of rock music—fitting for the city where it all began.

The Power of Words and Expression: Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Cleveland (January 18, 2015) Today the Cleveland Museum of Art will open its doors for a free daylong celebration of art, music and film in celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Family-friendly activities, storytelling and song will fill the galleries to honor Dr. King’s vision of altruism and acceptance. The museum will be open 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., with art activities and performances from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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The Power of Words and Expression: Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr on Monday, January 18, 2016

Cleveland (January 13, 2015) On Monday, January 18, the Cleveland Museum of Art will open its doors for a free daylong celebration of art, music and film in celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Family-friendly activities, storytelling and song will fill the galleries to honor Dr. King’s vision of altruism and acceptance.

The Cleveland Museum of Art Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Year of Exhibitions, Celebrations and Programs both at the Museum and in the Community

CLEVELAND, OH — One hundred years ago the Cleveland Museum of Art opened its doors to the public. In 2016 the museum invites all audiences to in celebrate its 100th anniversary, honoring the past and looking ahead to the future. Program highlights include special Centennial exhibitions representing the creative genius of four continents, spanning ancient to contemporary, as well as the presentation of extraordinary individual works of art on loan from top-tier institutions all over the world, and once-in-a-lifetime events and community programs. William M.

The Cleveland Museum of Art Announces Extended Hours through January 5, 2016

The Cleveland Museum of Art is extending their hours of operation on special days through January 5, 2016 to offer visitors additional times to view Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse exhibition. Due to the popularity of this exhibition, entrance tickets may be sold out. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.

The Cleveland Museum of Art Announces Seminal Publication on Distinguished Chinese Painting Collection

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection of Chinese art is one of the most distinguished in the West, representing the highest level of Chinese artistic accomplishment. A new publication, Silent Poetry: Chinese Paintings from the Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art offers a comprehensive look at the museum’s exceptional collection of Chinese paintings. To celebrate this publication, the museum is presenting a focused exhibition of the same title, open now through April 24, 2016 in the Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery.

Cleveland Museum of Art Announces New Acquisitions

CLEVELAND (October, 2015) – Recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include an Ikenga figure, a prime example of Igbo art from Nigeria; The Temple of Edfu: The Door of the Pylon, a sketch of an Egyptian temple by English watercolorist John Frederick Lewis; and Hans Haacke with Sculpture (2005), an assemblage by Rachel Harrison, an artist who has become one of the best-known sculptors of her generation.

Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Cleveland Museum of Art Announce the Transfer from Phnom Penh to Cleveland of an Important Fragment of the Museum’s 7th-Century Statue of Krishna

Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Cleveland, Ohio (October 30, 2015) – The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts of the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Cleveland Museum of Art announced today that the Ministry has authorized the transfer to Cleveland of a significant stone fragment in the National Museum that is now believed to be part of the early Khmer sculpture of Krishna Lifting Mount Govardhan in the Cleveland collection.

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