Museum Staff

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. 

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.

The New Curator of Chinese Art: Clarissa von Spee

Posted on June 24, 2016 by cmoore

The Cleveland Museum of Art has exciting news this week as it 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, and all at the museum are excited for her to assume her responsibilities this September.

Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing #797 Installation

Posted on May 18, 2016 by cmoore

A unique aspect to the CMA exhibition Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt is Wall Drawing #797, first installed by LeWitt in 1995. The museum gathered volunteers from the staff and community to participate in the installation of this work (under the supervision of LeWitt’s studio) as seen in the video above. Check out this drawing and more at Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt, running through 7/31/16. 

Staff Picks: Ten Favorites for #MuseumWeek

Posted on March 28, 2015 by RGoodwin

Since Monday, the Cleveland Museum of Art has been celebrating #MuseumWeek on Twitter with more than 2,000 other arts and culture institutions around the world. Last year, the CMA was one of the first American museums to participate in #MuseumWeek, and we're excited to be part of the global discussion online again! In the spirit of today's theme, "favorites," we share with you 10 favorite objects from 10 staff members here at the museum. Hear their stories in the video clips, and share your favorite works of art from the museum's collection with us on Twitter: Tag @ClevelandArt and #favMW, or leave a comment on the blog!

Interview with the Interns: Meet this Season's Curatorial Interns

Posted on January 9, 2015 by RGoodwin

As the first career-based, college preparatory high school internship program of its kind, Trinity High School’s Pre-Professional Internship Program places students in grades 10, 11, and 12 in professional settings one full day each week throughout the school year. 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. We sat down to talk to them on their individual interests and experiences related to their internships so far!

#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!

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