"Twilight in the Wilderness:" A Close Look at an American Masterpiece

Posted on September 17, 2014 by mcole

Frederic Edwin Church was one of our country’s consummate artistic talents, and his masterpiece, Twilight in the Wilderness (1860), ranks among the Cleveland Museum of Art’s most admired paintings. This fall, beginning Saturday, October 4, we will showcase the majestic work in a special focus exhibition, Maine Sublime: Frederic Church’s Twilight in the Wilderness, displaying it alongside nearly two dozen the artist painted the canvas in his New York studio, partly basing it on sketches he produced during travels near Mount Katahdin in Maine.

#AskACurator: September 17 on Twitter

Posted on September 15, 2014 by RGoodwin

The Cleveland Museum of Art is excited to participate in this year's official Ask a Curator Day on Twitter. On Wednesday, September 17, we invite you to ask a question of a curator on Twitter by using the hashtag #AskaCurator and including @ClevelandArt in your tweet! In the meantime, meet our participating curators in this blog post, and feel free to ask your questions in advance in the comments section!

Ask a Question: Caravaggio’s Crucifixion of Saint Andrew

Posted on September 11, 2014 by mgengler

With the Conservation in Focus of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio’s Crucifixion of Saint Andrew closing this week, it is natural for a visitor to have lingering questions. Here is a process ordinarily unseen. The curious visitor to the focus gallery will find in the installation a desk with question cards, for your inquiries about the painting, about conservation, about really anything at all. You’ve asked and we’ve let you know. Here are some of the most asked questions from the exhibition run.

Explosions and Metaphors: Video Interview with Contemporary Artist Roman Signer

Posted on September 5, 2014 by rthuring

This past July, contemporary artist Roman Signer presented a selection of his films, with commentary, at his only public appearance in the United States at the Cleveland Museum of Art. While here, Signer sat down with the CMA's Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Reto Thüring, for a deeper look at his work and his methods to create his work.

The Art of Yoga

Posted on September 3, 2014 by dmiller

Read one perspective on why yoga is an art in this guest blog by Dawn Miller (yoga therapist, registered Viniyoga teacher, and meditation instructor) after her visit to the Cleveland Museum of Art's exhibition Yoga: The Art of Transformation.

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