The Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia and The Cleveland Museum of Art announced today that the Museum has agreed to return to the Kingdom of Cambodia a tenth-century sculpture of Hanuman acquired by the Museum in 1982.
With the purchase of twelve gold objects the Cleveland Museum of Art has transformed its collection of Pre-Columbian art.
Recent additions of artwork representing medieval Europe, the Ancient Americas, 20th-century photography and contemporary art further enhance the Cleveland Museum of Art’s permanent collection. World-renowned for its quality and breadth, the collection represents almost 45,000 objects and 6,000 years of achievement in the arts.
As part of the ongoing review of its collections, the Cleveland Museum of Art has identified two objects in its collection for deaccession through public auction: Rufino Tamayo’s Women Reaching for the Moon and La Rosa by Matta. In keeping with the museum’s policy and the accepted guidelines established by the AAMD, all proceeds from the sale of this artwork will be used for future art acquisitions.