One of thirty-six works titled Improvisation completed between 1911 and 1914, Cannons of 1913 remains one of Russian artist Vasily Kandinsky’s most influential contributions to modern art. See this generous loan from the Art Institute of Chicago, on view NOW at the CMA in gallery 225!
Stop by the Transformer Station this weekend to see Jon Pestoni: Some Years before it closes this Sun, 7/24!
Los Angeles-based painter Jon Pestoni's first solo museum exhibition, Some Years, offers stunning and alluringly boisterous layered paintings, documenting the artist's constantly evolving interests and concerns.
The CMA Mughal app is the first of its kind in a new series of exhibition apps for the Cleveland Museum of Art. Check out the list below to see 5 reasons why you should download this app today, before Art and Stories from Mughal India opens on 7/31. Note: The CMA Mughal app is available for download only on iOS from the App store.
CMA's Ohio City Stages, is back for its fourth season! This free, global, music series presents many notable musical artists from around the world on a stage outside of the Transformer Station on West 29th St. Below is a sneak peek of what’s in store for the upcoming weeks:
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.