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, Patrick Lucas tells us about his project progress related to realism and abstraction in art.
Leading up to the June 14 Parade the Circle event, we look back at the last 25 years of Parade the Circle in our blog retrospective series. This week, we take a look at the global connections the Parade has made year after year.
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.
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.
William Robinson, Curator of Modern European Art (Paintings and Sculpture 1800-1960), shares an inside look at van Gogh and his compelling career surrounding the museum's latest special exhibition, Van Gogh Repetitions open through Sunday, June 1.
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.
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.
Leading up to the June 14 Parade the Circle event, we look back at the last 25 years of Parade the Circle in our blog retrospective series. This week, we go behind-the-scenes of Parade the Circle with some of the folks who make it happen.