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Marjorie E. Wieseman Appointed as The Paul J. and Edith Ingalls Vignos Jr. Curator of European Paintings and Sculpture, 1500–1800, at The Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland, OH (December 15, 2016) The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) has announced the appointment of Marjorie E. (Betsy) Wieseman as the Paul J. and Edith Ingalls Vignos Jr. Curator of European Paintings and Sculpture, 1500–1800. The museum’s collection of Old Master European paintings and sculpture is of international importance, ranging from works created in the early years of the Renaissance through the Rococo period. Wieseman’s appointment follows an international search. She will assume her responsibilities at the CMA sometime this spring.

Clarissa von Spee Appointed Curator of Chinese Art

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.

Centennial Festival Weekend is Sat, June 25 & Sun, June 26!

Posted on June 22, 2016 by cmoore

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 Museum of Art Announces New Acquisitions

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

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