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!
The Cleveland Museum of Art celebrates summer with Ohio City Stages. These block parties, now in their fifth season, feature acclaimed global music artists on a neighborhood stage outside the Transformer Station on West 29th Street.
Wednesdays in July at 7:30 p.m. FREE