Over the years the look, feel, and location of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s galleries featuring Asian artwork has transformed around the Seated Amitayus Buddha. See the transformation of the Asian-focused art galleries from 1916 through today in this special photo blog.
The Cleveland Museum of Art's Indian and Southeast Asian collection is rated as one of the leading collections in this area, both nationally and internationally. With the grand opening of the building and completion of the renovation and expansion project, the collection, along with the museum's distinguished collection of Chinese art, is on view once again. Just before the opening, we caught up with Sonya Quintanilla, George P. Bickford curator of Indian and Southeast Asian art, to talk about some of the highlights in the new west wing galleries! She shares with us an in-depth background on four of the must-see works in the collection.
It's been an exciting and eventful 2013 at the Cleveland Museum of Art, culminating with the grand opening of the building and west wing galleries! To celebrate, the Cleveland Museum of Art is hosting a variety of public programs and activities to commemorate this historic moment. Come See Amazing this week at the Cleveland Museum of Art! Take a look back at the last 12 months in our Instagram highlights flipbook, and add your own CMA Instagram moments to the reel. Happy New Year!
The Cleveland Museum of Art's Indian and Southeast Asian collection is rated as one of the leading collections in this area, both nationally and internationally. To add to its collection, the museum is pleased to announce a significant acquisition of the Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Ralph Benkaim Collection of Deccan and Mughal Paintings.
In the development of an exhibition, curators and designers work together to create a spaces where visitors have an immediate understanding of another place and time. We spoke with Michael Bennett, Curator of Greek and Roman Art and co-curator of the Sicily exhibition, and Jim Engelmann, Exhibition Designer, to get a behind-the-scenes look at how they orchestrated the design of a major exhibition: Sicily: Art and Invention between Greece and Rome.
The CMA's renovation and expansion project will come to a completion on December 31. In recognition of this historic moment, we sat down with Interim Director Fred Bidwell to talk about the building expansion and grand opening, his new role and top priorities for the future, and the impact of the Cleveland Museum of Art on the community.