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The Cleveland Museum of Art and Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler Acquire Exceptional Collection of North Indian Court Paintings

This year, more than 200 Rajput and Pahari paintings from the prestigious Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Ralph Benkaim Collection have been divided between two public museums, the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA), making them both significant repositories of Indian court painting from the 1600s to 1800s. 

Cleveland Museum of Art Announces Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan

CLEVELAND (August 12, 2018) – The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) today released its first diversity, equity and inclusion plan. The plan outlines a comprehensive and concrete series of initiatives that will advance the CMA’s recently adopted strategic plan, Making Art Matter, as the museum activates and strengthens its commitment to all audiences.

Cleveland Museum of Art Announces New Acquisitions

CLEVELAND (June 17, 2018) – Significant recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include The Violin Player, a 17th-century genre painting by Dirck van Baburen; a drawing by Johannes Stradanus, a Netherlandish artist at the Medici court in Florence; an important painting from 1973 by the African American artist Emma Amos; a masterfully carved and unique wooden Bow Stand of the Luba people of south-central Democratic Republic of Congo; and an exceptional, silver-gilt and enamel cigar box by Russian goldsmith Peter Carl Fabergé.

The Cleveland Museum of Art Presents Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors

Cleveland, OH (February 25, 2018) – The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) announces ticket information for one of its most anticipated exhibitions of the year, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors. The exhibition will be on view at the CMA from July 7 to September 30, 2018, in The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall and Gallery, as well as in the Ames Family Atrium. Cleveland is the only Midwest venue for Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors.

Britany Salsbury Appointed Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings

Cleveland, OH (February 9, 2018) – The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Britany Salsbury as Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings. Salsbury will work closely with Emily Peters, Curator of Prints and Drawings, on the growth, display, and interpretation of the museum’s collection of over 24,000 prints and drawings. Salsbury will assume her responsibilities on March 27.

The Cleveland Museum of Art Presents Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe

Cleveland, OH (February 6, 2018)Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe showcases outstanding masterworks by revered artists who recorded some of the most newsworthy events and impressive spectacles of eighteenth-century Europe. Whether depicting a triumphal procession, a joyous celebration, or the catastrophic eruption of a volcano, the vibrant, colorful, and often monumental paintings in Eyewitness Views re-create what it was like to witness these magnificent occasions.

The Cleveland Museum of Art Presents Dana Schutz: Eating Atom Bombs

Cleveland, OH (January 9, 2018) – This month Dana Schutz returns to Cleveland with a new exhibition, Eating Atom Bombs, featuring a group of 12 paintings and three drawings created primarily in the past year. Seven of these works have never been exhibited before. The exhibition’s title speaks to the precariousness of our current political and social moment.

The Cleveland Museum of Art Announces New Acquisitions

Cleveland, OH (December 17, 2017)—Recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include a performance piece by Pierre Huyghe, a leader in the Relational Aesthetic genre and the first work of its kind to enter the museum’s collection; an oil painting on copper by Johann König, one of the most significant masters of German painting at the beginning of the 17th century; a generous bequest of several works from Frances P. Taft, a beloved Trustee of the Cleveland Museum of Art; and two groups of photos, gifted to the museum by The George Gund Foundation.

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