Today at the Museum
Friday, May 27, 2016
Ordinary Tibetan citizens undertake a grueling, 1,200-mile Buddhist “bowing” pilgrimage to Lhasa, stopping to prostrate themselves every few yards, in this incredible (and scenic) docudrama that records the seven-month trek.
Images of sport and fitness punctuate the career of George Bellows (1882–1925), an Ohio State University letterman and semipro baseball player turned artist, who is perhaps best known for his gutsy boxing painting Stag at Sharkey’s (1909) in the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt celebrates the close friendship between two of the most significant American artists of the postwar era: Eva Hesse (1936–1970) and Sol LeWitt (1928–2007).
The museum’s recent acquisition Last Days of Village Wen by the contemporary artist Ji Yun-Fei (born 1963) is the focus of this exhibition in the Chinese painting gallery.
A pioneering artist practicing since the 1960s, Lynn Hershman Leeson explores the intersection of humans and technology through photography, video, and sculpture.
At Islamic courts, tents were symbols of royal power and prosperity; wealthy dynasties owned thousands of tents in various shapes and sizes. Tents were often presented as luxurious gifts but also pitched for imperial ceremonies and military campaigns, and while travelling.
Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt brings 3,000 years of ancient history to life through some of the finest objects from the vast Egyptian holdings of the British Museum, from monumental sculpture to exquisite jewelry, supplemented by key works from the Cleveland collection.
Celebrating the centennials of the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland Botanical Garden, The Flowering of the Botanical Print traces the history of the fruit and flower print from its humble beginnings as simple black-and-white woodcuts in late 15th-century herbals (books describin