The film I, Claude Monet, playing this Fri, 7/7 and Sun, 7/9 sheds new light on the Impressionist who was perhaps the most influential and successful painter of the late 19th and early 20th century. See the film, and see the artist’s work in the CMA’s collection with the tour below!
Tonight, 7/5/17, from 7:30-9:00pm, Joan Soriano plays CMA’s Ohio City Stages outside of the Transformer Station!
Playing steel string bachata, a genre of music essential to Dominican culture that draws upon a variety of influences from Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Soriano creates danceable music by blending bachata with sacred Afro-Dominican traditions. Arrive early to enjoy a quick bachata dance lesson prior to the concert at 6:45pm.
This area south of the Museum is known as the Fine Arts Garden, originally established when the Garden Club of Cleveland decided to beautify the landscape after the museum’s original construction was completed. Nearly a century later, the museum’s recent expansion provided an opportunity to establish the Sculpture Garden on the north lawn. This summer, some of the area south of the museum is under construction for the new Greenway Project connecting the Case Western campus to its new performing arts center across Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd by way of the museum’s south lawn.
CMA's current special exhibition, Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s, showcases Katz’s boldly simplified portraits and landscapes which foreshadowed the development of Pop Art. Take a look at what the media is saying about the exhibition in the coverage roundup below and don't miss your chance to see this stunning show open through Sun, 8/6!
The Cleveland Museum of Art’s recent acquisitions include a medieval limestone sculpture of Saint John the Baptist by Jan Crocq, six Pre-Columbian objects from the South American Andes, three Japanese Edo period porcelain dishes, and a monumental photograph by contemporary Irish artist Richard Mosse. Check out the full press release here, and images of the recent acquisitions below!
Many may be familiar with Studio Go from last year, between March 2016 and October 2016, the CMA’s mobile outreach van Studio Go visited 42 community events, festivals, and celebrations. The CMA’s Studio Go directly served more than 5,000 patrons, delivering hands-on art experiences to neighborhoods across Northeast Ohio throughout the season. People of all ages participated in art exploration activities that sparked curiosity and created deeper ties to the Cleveland Museum of Art’s world renowned collection.
Need some ideas about what to do for your dad on Father’s Day? Here’s a few inspired by works of art in the CMA’s collection.
1)Take him out to the ball game!