Visitor Experience

Studies and Trends Confirm the Many Benefits of Volunteering

Posted on July 27, 2011 by ClevelandArt

Certainly, institutions that benefit from hundreds of hours of volunteer help, such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, can attest to the importance of volunteers. Studies now show that the volunteers themselves also reap advantages, including expanding their social networks, building their resumes, enjoying healthier lifestyles, and traveling the world.

Multilingual Maps Project Engages Visitors in 11 Languages

Posted on December 28, 2010 by ClevelandArt

From its very beginning, the Cleveland Museum of Art has been an institution “for the benefit of all the people forever.” These words are key to understanding the museum’s role in the local community and beyond. One of the ways the museum is demonstrating this commitment to inclusive programs is manifested in the new “How Do You See It” multilingual advertisements and visitor guides.

Another Take: Artist and Visitor Perspectives on The Casting

Posted on August 20, 2010 by ClevelandArt

“Totally drew me in–an incredible experience."

"I thought the piece was simply beautiful. Beautifully executed, as well as beautiful to watch."

"As for me the exhibit at first glance impacts me, grabs my attention. The use of both a documentary format and hi-definition manner … Very moving."

The Casting by Omer Fast is a contemporary video art installation. The video features compelling imagery and narratives about love and war while grappling with questions of memory and recollection. The artist visited the museum on July 9 to talk about his work.

Museum’s Art Conversations Takes Audio Tours to a New Level

Posted on July 13, 2010 by ClevelandArt

Why is it so rare that the bronze statue of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius survived intact to the present day? What do the paintings inside the coffin of Nesykhonsu reveal about Egyptian life? And, what can you learn about cultural beauty standards by examining the Ejagham headdress in the museum’s African collection?

These mysteries and others can be explored in the museum’s new audio tour, which premiered with the re-opening this summer of our first-level 1916 galleries. The tour provides a new way to experience the museum’s ancient, medieval, and African collections.

Looking Behind the Scenes Via Our New Web Site

Posted on May 24, 2010 by ClevelandArt

So much goes on behind the scenes at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Our new web site lets online visitors explore areas of the museum that are not always visible to the public and meet some of the people who give generously of their time to help ensure that everyone’s museum visit is a great one.

The next time you’re visiting the site, be sure to check out the following new features:

Behind the Scenes of Our Recent Banner Installation

Posted on April 29, 2010 by ClevelandArt

The Cleveland Cavaliers have successfully completed the first round of the NBA playoffs and are on track to bring the 2010 championship home to Cleveland. The Cleveland Museum of Art is proud to show its support for Cleveland’s courtside artists and appreciates the positive national attention the Cavs generate for the entire city.

Last week, the museum installed new banners flanking the doors of its south entrance. On a scale worthy of King James himself, each of the two banners—which together read “Go Cavaliers”—measures 26.5 feet wide by 23 feet high.

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