Conservation in Focus: #Get2KnowCaravaggio

Posted on June 3, 2014 by RGoodwin

For the first time, the Cleveland Museum of Art will conserve one of its treasures in front of museum visitors. he Crucifixion of Saint Andrew by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was painted in 1606–7 and is among the most important paintings in the museum’s collection. Starting today, audiences will be able to witness firsthand the skill, planning, research, and technical analysis that go in to a major conservation project. A sophisticated paintings conservation lab will be constructed in the museum’s focus gallery so that visitors can watch the process unfold. Conservator of Paintings Dean Yoder will be in the gallery on weekdays working on the first phase: cleaning the painting by removing deteriorated varnish layers and old retouching.

DIY Bubble Painting

Posted on May 31, 2014 by srao

In celebration of the Cleveland Foundation’s Centennial, the museum invited young visitors to become innovative painters. Instead of brushes, kids blew bubbles to make colorful paintings. The lively activity is easy to recreate at home. All you need is food coloring, dish soap, and a jar of bubbles.

Magical and Monumental: Jim Hodges' Sculpture Untitled (bridge of harmony) Now On View

Posted on May 21, 2014 by rthuring

The Cleveland Museum of Art is pleased to present the acquisition of a monumental sculpture by American artist Jim Hodges (born 1957) commissioned for the museum’s Donna and Stewart Kohl Sculpture Garden. The garden is located on the museum’s east lawn, near East Boulevard, and was created as part of the renovation and new construction of the CMA. The museum's Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Reto Thüring, discusses the work in this blog post.

Introducing William M. Griswold, Incoming Director of the Cleveland Museum of Art

Posted on May 20, 2014 by fbidwell

The Board of Trustees have voted unanimously to name Dr. William M. Griswold, a distinguished scholar, renowned curator and experienced museum leader, its next director. Griswold’s confirmation comes at a unique time in the life of this institution, which recently completed a historic and comprehensive $350 million expansion project on time and under budget. As it approaches its 2016 centennial anniversary, the Cleveland Museum of Art is increasingly known for the quality and breadth of its collection and its historic role as a leading American museum.

Interview with the Interns: Focus on Art Deco

Posted on May 18, 2014 by MPsenicka

This season, three students from Trinity High School are interning in the curatorial department at the Cleveland Museum of Art, each focusing on a different project in which they design their own "exhibitions." We sat down to talk to them on their individual interests and experiences related to their internships and exhibition projects. Here, Morgan Psenicka tells us about her project progress related to Art Deco.

Now Extended: Van Gogh Repetitions Repeats Its Run for an Additional Week

Posted on May 15, 2014 by RGoodwin

If you have not experienced Van Gogh Repetitions yet, you now have an additional week to do so. Due to popular demand, the Cleveland Museum of Art is pleased to offer art goers the opportunity to see Van Gogh Repetitions through Sunday, June 1, 2014. The CMA is the final venue of the exhibition currently on view in the museum’s Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Gallery.

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