Five important contemporary artworks––an early Brice Marden painting, a work by African American artist Robert Colescott, a monumental sculpture by Claes Oldenburg, a mixed-media work by Donald Sultan, and an Abstract Expressionist pastel drawing by Adja Yunkers––constitute a generous gift from Agnes Gund, a tremendous supporter of the Cleveland Museum of Art and a visionary collector of contemporary art.
In honor of National Coffee Day, check out a number of works that are centered around the cup o' joe.
What does the term "Jazz Age" evoke in your mind? Perhaps it conjures images of women in flapper dresses drinking gin rickeys and dancing the Charleston. Or maybe it’s an image of a Gatsby-esque character walking into a lavish home filled with Art Deco–style furniture. Whatever you imagine, there’s no denying that people have long been fascinated with America in the 1920s. Northeast Ohio was a Jazz Age epicenter. Signs of this era are visible in historic Cleveland architecture and neighborhoods, and even found in your own homes, attics, and photo albums.
On view for the first time in North America, take advantage of a rare opportunity to see four bronze mourners from the tomb of Isabella of Bourbon (1436–1465) via the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, on view from 9/26—2/4/18. These mourners are on view at CMA as part of an exchange with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam in which CMA’s celebrated alabaster mourners from the tomb of Philip the Bold will be part of a major exhibition this fall.