The CMA's Ingalls Library is a nationally recognized art research library, open to all. Established along side the museum, the library's non-circulating collection has grown to half a million volumes of scholarly publications. The Ingalls Library also provides 24/7 access to its online library and archives catalog along with e-journals, and databases. It's located at the north entrance on level 2R of the CMA.
“A line so deliberate, so self-confident, so austere, could not be a sudden achievement, nor depend on the brilliance of a single personality. It is the product of a whole civilization…” – artist, art historian, and philosopher Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy on his admiration for traditional Indian drawings – works that influenced his own drawings pictured above and on view NOW in gallery 242B, along with examples of his photography, and Indian paintings from his personal collection.
Have you seen the current exhibition Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks at the CMA? This exhibition, which displays rarely seen sketches, large-scale paintings, and drawings by Jean-Michel Basquiat–the iconic Brooklyn-born street artist and hip-hop muse, runs through April 23.
Works by artists from Cleveland are nothing to overlook, and the museum owns many fine examples. Let’s take a look at some of the cultural production from our region and take in the creativity of Northeast Ohio!
The CMA's next exhibition Cutting Edge: Modern Prints from Atelier 17 opens Sun, 4/9.
Based variously in Paris and New York, Atelier 17 operated as an experimental workshop for modernist printmakers during the mid-twentieth century. The efforts of its artists resulted in some of the most visually exciting and technically innovative prints ever made.