Museum Staff

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.

Cleveland Museum of Art Hires Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art announces the appointment of Beau Rutland to the position of Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art. Rutland will be tasked with further developing the museum’s contemporary art program with Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Reto Thüring, including planning exhibitions at the museum and the Transformer Station and new rotations of the permanent collection in the museum’s contemporary art galleries. Rutland will start at the museum on September 30, 2013.

Staff Art Show 2013 on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art

CLEVELAND (September 18, 2013) – Staff Art Show 2013, the third annual exhibition that highlights works of art created by Cleveland Museum of Art staff members, is now on view in Susan M. Kaesgen Education Gallery and Lobby through December 1, 2013. Curated by David Franklin, the Sarah S. and Alexander M. Cutler Director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the exhibition features 50 artists that represent 14 departments and comprises of versatile media including painting, photography, drawing and sculpture.

Recipe: Chef Partner Douglas Katz’s Butternut Squash Soup

Posted on November 29, 2012 by ClevelandArt


3 butternut squash, cut in 1/2 lengthwise, seeded
¼ cup water
1 stick butter, unsalted
1 small stalk of celery, diced
½ of a carrot, diced
1 yellow onion, diced
2 cups chicken stock (substitute 2 cups vegetable stock for vegetarian option)
3 tbs. heavy cream
¼ cup hazelnuts, toasted and crushed
¼ cup goat cheese
2 tbsp. maple syrup
2 tsp. sage chopped
Kosher salt, to taste
White pepper, to taste



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