The Ingalls Library and Archives staff has organized a small display of photographs, letters, and newspaper clippings related to the museum’s acquisitions of objects from the world-renowned Guelph Treasure in 1930. This display will remain on view in the library’s reference area through Friday, December 3, 2010, free and open to the public.
Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics and Devotion is on view until January 17, 2011 and the exhibition encourages many conversations about the connections between past and present, secular and sacred, east and west, myth and mystery, and art and science.
In this, the first of a series of blogs about the exhibition, we'll look at a few keys to understanding the exhibition. As with any journey, you need a roadmap for your travel to distant lands and times.
“Totally drew me in–an incredible experience."
"I thought the piece was simply beautiful. Beautifully executed, as well as beautiful to watch."
"As for me the exhibit at first glance impacts me, grabs my attention. The use of both a documentary format and hi-definition manner … Very moving."
The Casting by Omer Fast is a contemporary video art installation. The video features compelling imagery and narratives about love and war while grappling with questions of memory and recollection. The artist visited the museum on July 9 to talk about his work.
So much goes on behind the scenes at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Our new web site lets online visitors explore areas of the museum that are not always visible to the public and meet some of the people who give generously of their time to help ensure that everyone’s museum visit is a great one.
The next time you’re visiting the site, be sure to check out the following new features:
Set a course for adventure and tour the Cleveland Museum of Art’s new web site at www.ClevelandArt.org. The new site will change the way you interact with the museum online, with enhanced access to the collection and the option to customize the information you see.
You can look forward to the following new features:
The Cleveland Museum of Art needs your help! If you’re in the Cleveland or Akron area, here’s your chance to talk to CMA, tell us your thoughts, and help us plan an upcoming exhibition.
Selected individuals will be invited to participate in one of the discussion meetings taking place in April throughout the area. As a thank you, participants will receive a CMA prize pack, including a $25 Amazon.com gift card!