Today at the Museum
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Four Tue/Sep 6–27, 10:30–11:00. You and Me.
Four Tue/Oct 4–25, 10:30–11:00. Color.
Four Tue/Nov 1–22, 10:30–11:00. Animals.
Discover the Cleveland Museum of Art’s refreshed ArtLens app, with personalized collection exploration, information about artwork on display, and state-of-the-art wayfinding capability.
Cheating Death presents more than 50 portraits from the medium’s first 50 years, almost all drawn from the museum’s extraordinarily rich holdings of 19th-century photography.
Dan Graham (American, born 1942) is one of the most respected and influential artists of the past half-century, an integral figure within conceptual art since the 1960s.
Sumptuous designs, classical tales, political zeal, and erotic rendezvous pervade this selection of more than ninety prints, drawings, and decorative objects from the final decades of the ancien régime through the French Revolution and the early years of Napoleon’s empire.
The most complete surviving example of a Gothic table fountain is preserved in the Cleveland Museum of Art. This medieval automaton is datable to about 1320–40 and was likely produced in Paris for a person of high status, perhaps a member of the royal court.
Throughout history, precious works of art have been used in worship. Radiant textiles, cherished symbols of the majesty of God as well as the wealth and power of the Catholic Church, embellished the high altar and clothed the clergy. Quality was expensive.
The Cleveland Museum of Art is pleased to present The Ecstasy of St. Kara: Kara Walker, New Work, debuting her latest series of large-scale works on paper.