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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.” 

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. 

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