The Cleveland Museum of Art announced today a $19 million campaign challenge gift from Trustee and Dealer Tire CEO Scott Mueller, age 51, which nearly completes the institution’s decade-long capital fundraising effort. When combined with Mr. Mueller’s initial campaign commitment of $1 million, three $1 million restricted gifts and his annual contributions, at more than $23 million, he ranks among the top donors in the museum’s history.
The Cleveland Museum of Art announces the release of its first special exhibition mobile application, “CMA Senufo,” designed for the upcoming Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa, opening Feb.22.
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced that the Cleveland Museum of Art is one of a select group of nonprofit organizations to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The funds will support the upcoming exhibition Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa, the most comprehensive selection of Senufo art to be presented in America in over 50 years.
Recent additions of artwork representing medieval Europe, the Ancient Americas, 20th-century photography and contemporary art further enhance the Cleveland Museum of Art’s permanent collection. World-renowned for its quality and breadth, the collection represents almost 45,000 objects and 6,000 years of achievement in the arts.
The Cleveland Museum of Art announced the promotion of Thomas M. Welsh to director of performing arts. In his expanded role, Welsh will be responsible for the design, organization and oversight of the museum’s performing arts series.
With continuing momentum surrounding the conclusion of its eight-year renovation and expansion project, the Cleveland Museum of Art enjoyed strong gains in attendance, membership and fundraising during its 2013-2014 fiscal year.
At almost any given time, objects from the Cleveland Museum of Art's collection are on view at other cultural institutions across the country and the world. Currently, our collection is on view from Japan to Los Angeles and New York to Spain. To illustrate, we've created an interactive map on the museum's Pinterest page that visually expresses the scope of our current objects on loan.
Provenance at the Cleveland Museum of Art will debut a new look, feel and taste on Friday, June 6 during MIX: Fête.
The Cleveland Museum of Art is pleased to present the acquisition of a monumental sculpture by American artist Jim Hodges (born 1957) commissioned for the museum’s Donna and Stewart Kohl Sculpture Garden. The garden is located on the museum’s east lawn, near East Boulevard, and was created as part of the renovation and new construction of the CMA.
The Board of Trustees have voted unanimously to name Dr. William M. Griswold, a distinguished scholar, renowned curator and experienced museum leader, its next director. Griswold’s confirmation comes at a unique time in the life of this institution, which recently completed a historic and comprehensive $350 million expansion project on time and under budget. As it approaches its 2016 centennial anniversary, the Cleveland Museum of Art is increasingly known for the quality and breadth of its collection and its historic role as a leading American museum.