#Get2KnowCaravaggio: This Week's Five Q&As

Posted on August 7, 2014 by RGoodwin

"How do you remove varnish layers without softening or damaging the paint?" is just one question asked through the run of the Cleveland Museum of Art's exhibition, Conservation in Focus: The Crucifixion of Saint Andrew. We invite you to ask questions in the gallery via our interactive Q&A and online with the hashtag #Get2KnowCaravaggio. Here are this week's five featured Q&A's!

Happy Birthday, Andy Warhol

Posted on August 6, 2014 by ehackett

Born on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Andy Warhol was a key figure in pop art and revolutionized artistic production during the 20th century. Through the 1960s, Warhol created more 20 silkscreen paintings of the same Marilyn Monroe image after her death in August of 1962. Marilyn x 100, currently on display at the Cleveland Museum of Art, is the largest of these Marilyn paintings.

For the Win: Athletes in Art

Posted on August 1, 2014 by ehackett

The Cleveland Museum of Art is proud to be a community partner of Gay Games 9 (GG9) and very pleased to host Night Before 9: Out in Art on Friday night, August 8. In the meantime, get to know some of the museum's sports-related objects from the collection, highlighted in this blog post.

Innovation, Communication, and the Future of Museums: Video Interview with Dr. Griswold

Posted on July 31, 2014 by RGoodwin

This month, the Cleveland Museum of Art will welcome Dr. William M. Griswold as its tenth director of the museum. During the summer, we caught up with Dr. Griswold to get his first reflections on a number of topics, including his thoughts on the role that innovation in technology, communication, and programming plays at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

#Get2KnowCaravaggio: Five of Your Questions Answered

Posted on July 29, 2014 by RGoodwin

During the run of the Cleveland Museum of Art's exhibition, Conservation in Focus: The Crucifixion of Saint Andrew, we invite you to ask questions in the gallery via our interactive Q&A and online with the hashtag #Get2KnowCaravaggio. Each week, we will feature five different questions, answered by one of our museum experts. Here are this week's five featured Q&A's!

Community Engagement: First Thoughts from Incoming Director Dr. William M. Griswold

Posted on July 24, 2014 by RGoodwin

On Monday, June 9, 2014, Dr. William M. Griswold, incoming director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, came to the museum to visit the staff before beginning his position as director in late summer. While here, we sat down with Dr. Griswold to get his first thoughts on community engagement at the Cleveland Museum of Art in part two of this video series.

Interactive Map of Works Around the World from the Cleveland Museum of Art

Posted on July 22, 2014 by RGoodwin

At almost any given time, objects from the Cleveland Museum of Art's collection are on view at other cultural institutions across the country and the world. Currently, our collection is on view from Japan to Los Angeles and New York to Spain. To illustrate, we've created an interactive map on the museum's Pinterest page that visually expresses the scope of our current objects on loan.

Conserving a Rembrandt: Part II of Portrait of a Woman

Posted on July 15, 2014 by DYoder

In part two of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s blog series focusing on the conservation of Rembrandt’sPortrait of a Woman, we take an in-depth look at the treatment issues surrounding the work in this illustration of the process on our blog. In honor of Rembrandt's birthday today, take a look at the final stages in bringing this important work of art back to life.

Five Things You Need to Know About Contemporary Artist Roman Signer

Posted on July 9, 2014 by rthuring

Roman Signer is thought by many to be Switzerland’s most important artist and undoubtedly one of the major figures in international contemporary art since the early 1970s. On Saturday, July 26, Signer will present a selection of his films, with commentary, at his only public appearance in the United States at the Cleveland Museum of Art. In the meantime, if you aren't familiar with Roman Signer, here are five things you need to know from the CMA's Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Reto Thüring.

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