Museum Staff

Introducing William M. Griswold, Incoming Director of the Cleveland Museum of Art

Posted on May 20, 2014 by fbidwell

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.

Renowned Museum Leader and International Scholar Dr. William Griswold Named 10th Director of the Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees today 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 the 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.

Interview with the Interns: Focus on Iconic Women of Pop Art

Posted on April 24, 2014 by SMischak

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, Samantha Nicole Mischak tells us about her project progress related to American women in pop art.

Exceptional and Personal: British Portrait Miniatures of the Cleveland Museum of Art

Posted on January 24, 2014 by RGoodwin

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s British miniatures are renowned for their exceptional quality. Coinciding with the opening of the Cleveland Museum of Art's Disembodied: Portrait Miniatures and Their Contemporary Relatives exhibition, the museum recently published British Portrait Miniatures. Authored by Associate Curator of European Art, Cory Korkow, the book takes a closer look at more than seventy treasures from the museum's extraordinary collection, many published for the first time.

Interview with the Interns

Posted on January 13, 2014 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. Students provide valuable assistance to their corporate mentors at over seventy Cleveland area facilities, including the Cleveland Museum of Art. 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.

Gods and Lovers: Highlights from the Indian and Southeast Asian Collection

Posted on January 2, 2014 by RGoodwin

The Cleveland Museum of Art's Indian and Southeast Asian collection is rated as one of the leading collections in this area, both nationally and internationally. With the grand opening of the building and completion of the renovation and expansion project, the collection, along with the museum's distinguished collection of Chinese art, is on view once again. Just before the opening, we caught up with Sonya Quintanilla, George P. Bickford curator of Indian and Southeast Asian art, to talk about some of the highlights in the new west wing galleries! She shares with us an in-depth background on four of the must-see works in the collection.

Creativity, Innovation, Imagination: Interim Director Fred Bidwell Discusses the Future of CMA

Posted on December 17, 2013 by RGoodwin

The CMA's renovation and expansion project will come to a completion on December 31. In recognition of this historic moment, we sat down with Interim Director Fred Bidwell to talk about the building expansion and grand opening, his new role and top priorities for the future, and the impact of the Cleveland Museum of Art on the community.

A Painted Crucifix from Pisa

Posted on October 17, 2013 by RGoodwin

It is clear from examples that survive from the Middle Ages and early Renaissance, that the crucifix, in the hands of a great artist, achieved the status of a consummate work of art. The Cleveland Museum of Art possesses a beautiful example of a large-scale, painted crucifix made in Pisa during the 1230s. The majestic Cleveland crucifix is one of the few elaborate painted Italian crosses in the United States.

Cleveland Museum of Art Hires Curator of Japanese and Korean Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art announces the appointment of Sinéad Vilbar to the position of Curator of Japanese and Korean Art. In this role, Vilbar will be responsible for all aspects of the care, presentation and interpretation of the museum’s world-renowned collection of Japanese and Korean art as well as acquisitions to further enhance the museum’s collection. She will also oversee rotations in the museum’s Japanese and Korean permanent collection galleries, which opened in late June 2013. Vilbar will begin her work at the museum in early January 2014.

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