For the third installment of our Five Questions series, we spoke with Tom Catalioti, the museum’s director of facilities. Catalioti has been with the museum since 1976!
Q: What groups make up the museum’s facilities department?
A: The facilities department includes custodial, engineering, grounds, and building maintenance needs. As the director of facilities, I oversee these groups.
One of the great features of our new web site is its New Perspectives section. The section brings the voices of the museum to life through video and audio interviews with curators, artists, and even past directors as they reflect on significant pieces of art within our collection.
What's on view currently in New Perspectives?
Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection, which draws from the renowned Native American art collection at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., is making its traveling debut at the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) before moving to Minneapolis and Indianapolis. Below, Susan Bergh, associate curator for art of the ancient Americas at CMA, talks about the origins of the exhibition and the relationships she developed with members of Cleveland’s Native American community.
Meet the newest member of our curatorial staff. The museum announced today the appointment of Seunghye Sun as associate curator of Japanese and Korean art. She’ll be joining our team in Cleveland in July, upon completion of her doctorate in Japanese art at Tokyo University.
Here at the CMA we have an outstanding team of guards who work everyday to protect our masterpieces and make sure the art stays in the galleries. Some of them, however, spend their free time creating art for galleries. These individuals organized a group called the Cleveland Museum of Art Protection Services Artist Group and they are presenting an exhibition titled Those Who Protect Also Create at the Fairmount Center for the Arts. The show will be on view through December 11, 2009 and is located at 8400 Fairmount Road in Novelty, Oh
The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) announces our new interim director Deborah Gribbon.
Deborah will arrive at CMA on September 14 and take the new position on September 21 as Timothy Rub departs for the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Deborah was most recently the Director of the J. Paul Getty Museum and Vice President of the J. Paul Gerry Trust for four years. She holds a doctorate and master's degree in fine arts from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree in art history from Wellesley College.
Let's all welcome Deborah to Cleveland!