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#AskACurator: September 17 on Twitter

Posted on September 15, 2014 by RGoodwin

The Cleveland Museum of Art is excited to participate in this year's official Ask a Curator Day on Twitter. On Wednesday, September 17, we invite you to ask a question of a curator on Twitter by using the hashtag #AskaCurator and including @ClevelandArt in your tweet! In the meantime, meet our participating curators in this blog post, and feel free to ask your questions in advance in the comments section!

People and Priorities: Interview with Incoming Director Dr. William M. Griswold

Posted on August 14, 2014 by RGoodwin

Next week, the Cleveland Museum of Art will welcome Dr. William M. Griswold as its tenth director of the museum. During the summer, we caught up with Dr. Griswold to get his first reflections on a number of topics, including his anticipation in connecting with the museum staff and Northeast Ohio community.

Innovation, Communication, and the Future of Museums: Video Interview with Dr. Griswold

Posted on July 31, 2014 by RGoodwin

This month, the Cleveland Museum of Art will welcome Dr. William M. Griswold as its tenth director of the museum. During the summer, we caught up with Dr. Griswold to get his first reflections on a number of topics, including his thoughts on the role that innovation in technology, communication, and programming plays at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Community Engagement: First Thoughts from Incoming Director Dr. William M. Griswold

Posted on July 24, 2014 by RGoodwin

On Monday, June 9, 2014, Dr. William M. Griswold, incoming director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, came to the museum to visit the staff before beginning his position as director in late summer. While here, we sat down with Dr. Griswold to get his first thoughts on community engagement at the Cleveland Museum of Art in part two of this video series.

Curator Connections: A Look at Yoga: The Art of Transformation

Posted on June 20, 2014 by SQuintanilla

Yoga: The Art of Transformation, the world’s first exhibition about yoga’s visual history, will explore yoga’s meanings and transformations over time, including its entry into the global arena, its goal of spiritual enlightenment, its claim for health and well-being, and the beauty and profundity of related Indian art. The exhibition opens Sunday, June 22. Learn about the exhibition firsthand from Sonya Rhie Quintanilla, the CMA's George P. Bickford Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art.

Your Questions Answered: Caravaggio's Crucifixion of Saint Andrew

Posted on June 20, 2014 by RGoodwin

During the run of the Cleveland Museum of Art's exhibition, Conservation in Focus: The Crucifixion of Saint Andrew, we invite you to ask questions in the gallery via our interactive Q&A and online with the hashtag #Get2KnowCaravaggio. Each week, we will feature five different questions, answered by one of our museum experts. Here are this week's five featured Q&A's!

First Thoughts and Looking Forward: Getting to Know Incoming Director Dr. William M. Griswold

Posted on June 16, 2014 by RGoodwin

On Monday, June 9, 2014, Dr. William M. Griswold, incoming director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, came to the museum to visit the staff before beginning his position as director in late summer. While here, we sat down with Dr. Griswold to get his first thoughts on leading the Cleveland Museum of Art in part one of this video series.

Interview with the Interns: Focus on Realism vs. Abstraction

Posted on June 10, 2014 by PLucas

This season, three students from Trinity High School are interning in the curatorial department at the Cleveland Museum of Art, each focusing on a different project in which they design their own "exhibitions." We sat down to talk to them on their individual interests and experiences related to their internships and exhibition projects. Here, Patrick Lucas tells us about his project progress related to realism and abstraction in art.

Conservation in Focus: #Get2KnowCaravaggio

Posted on June 3, 2014 by RGoodwin

For the first time, the Cleveland Museum of Art will conserve one of its treasures in front of museum visitors. he Crucifixion of Saint Andrew by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was painted in 1606–7 and is among the most important paintings in the museum’s collection. Starting today, audiences will be able to witness firsthand the skill, planning, research, and technical analysis that go in to a major conservation project. A sophisticated paintings conservation lab will be constructed in the museum’s focus gallery so that visitors can watch the process unfold. Conservator of Paintings Dean Yoder will be in the gallery on weekdays working on the first phase: cleaning the painting by removing deteriorated varnish layers and old retouching.

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