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Centennial Loans

In celebration of its centennial in 2016, the Cleveland Museum of Art is marking its anniversary with a series of exceptional loans from select collections around the world. Some are directly related to our own works; others highlight an artist or object not currently represented in our collection. This program includes masterworks from such eminent museums as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the J. Paul Getty Museum. More than a dozen works of art spanning 500 years and representing cultures from four continents will be featured. 

Over the course of 2016, a series of paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts will invite dynamic juxtapositions and dialogues with objects from the CMA’s permanent collection, and will provide the opportunity for visitors to rediscover our renowned holdings, which constitute the core of our identity and remarkable reputation. The rich array of objects generously loaned by other institutions underscores the collegial relationship the CMA enjoys with museums across the country. It also acknowledges the important role the CMA plays as a lender to other institutions’ special exhibitions. Over the course of the year, visitors will encounter paintings by Titian, John Singer Sargent, Vassily Kandinsky, and Marcel Duchamp, as well as a Luba mask from the Congo, a seventeenth-century silver sculpture from Tibet, and a garland-style diamond necklace by Tiffany and Co., among other masterworks.

Check back throughout the year to see newly announced centennial loans!

Portrait of Emy, 1919. Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (German, 1884–1976). Oil on canvas; 71.9 x 65.4 cm. North Carolina Museum of Art, Bequest of W. R. Valentiner. © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

Gallery 225
On view August 25–December 18, 2016

Improvisation No. 30 (Cannons), 1913. Vassily Kandinsky (French, born Russia, 1866–1944). Oil on canvas; 111 x 111.3 cm. The Art Institute of Chicago, Arthur Jerome Eddy Memorial Collection 1931.511. © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Gallery 225
On view August 25–December 4, 2016

Human Effigy Pipe, 100 BC–AD 100. Adena people, Adena Mound, Ross County, Ohio. Pipestone; h. 20 cm. Courtesy of the Ohio History Connection A1200/10. Photo: AP-1492.

Gallery 231
On view September 3, 2016–January 8, 2017

Wade Necklace, c. 1900. Tiffany & Co. (est. 1837, New York). Gold, platinum, diamonds; 36 x 8.5 cm. Tiffany & Co. Archives A1999.49.01. © Tiffany & Co. Archives.

Gallery 221
On view September 3–December 31, 2016

Study for Portrait VI, 1953. Francis Bacon (British, 1909–1992). Oil on canvas; 151.4 x 116.2 cm. Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Miscellaneous Works of Art Purchase Fund 58.35. Photo: Minneapolis Institute of Art. © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved / DACS, London / ARS, NY 2014.

Gallery 224
On view September 27–December 31, 2016

Madonna at the Fountain, 1439. Jan van Eyck (Flemish, c. 1390–1441). Oil on panel; 19 x 12.5 cm. Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, inv. 411. © Lukas–Art in Flanders VZW / Photo: Hugo Maertens / Bridgeman Images.

Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery | Gallery 010
On view October 9, 2016–February 26, 2017

The Lute Player, c. 1612/1620. Orazio Gentileschi (Florentine, 1563–1639). Oil on canvas; 143.5 x 129 cm. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Alisa Mellon Bruce Fund, 1962.8.1.

Gallery 217
On view October 17, 2016 – January 16, 2017

A Hunting Scene, 1494–1500. Piero di Cosimo (Italian, Florence, 1462–1522) .Tempera and oil transferred to Masonite; 70.5 x 169.5 cm. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Robert Gordon, 1975, 75.7.2

Gallery 100
On view November 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017
American Flag Loan Slide