The CMA’s award-winning Performing Arts Series brings together thoughtful, fascinating and beautiful experiences, comprising a concert calendar notable for its boundless multiplicity. Highlights of this season include the century-spanning program of viol consort Fretwork that juxtaposes the old and new, and the presentation of Radhe, Radhe: Rites of Holi by composer and MacArthur “genius grant” winner Vijay Iyer and International Contemporary Ensemble that will complement the centennial exhibition Art and Stories from Mughal India.
This September, the CMA has acquired a number of new pieces to be housed in its permanent collection!
Recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include Surrealist André Masson’s Paysage au serpent (Landscape with Snake), a rare example of the artist’s automatic painting technique; a new, monumental drawing by leading contemporary artist Kara Walker; and a photograph by Shirin Neshat, an artist who creates still photographs, videos and films that explore gender roles in post-revolutionary Iran.
The Ecstasy of St. Kara is the debut exhibition of Kara Walker’s new body of large-scale works on paper, organized by the CMA in close collaboration with the artist. The drawings stem from Walker’s consideration of monuments and notions of permanence and impermanence following her massive public art project, A Subtlety (2014), in Brooklyn.