Cleveland, OH (May 9, 2016) After two years, conservation of one of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s masterpieces, Caravaggio’s Crucifixion of Saint Andrew, 1606–7 is complete. This is the first time the painting has been conserved since coming to the museum in 1976. In 2014, extensive treatment began on the work, whose original paint layer was obscured by clouded, cracked varnish and retouching.
CLEVELAND (May 4, 2016) – Following an international search, the Cleveland Museum of Art has named Heather Lemonedes, the museum’s Curator of Drawings and Interim Co-Chief Curator, as Chief Curator. Lemonedes will assume her duties in May, as the museum prepares to celebrate its June centennial.
Cleveland, OH (April 15, 2016) On Wednesday, April 20, The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Womens Council will host “East Meets West: The Tao of Asian Art Conservation.” This is a free event, open to the public beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the museum’s Gartner Auditorium.
Cleveland, OH (March 29, 2016) Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt explores the close friendship between two significant American artists of the postwar era: Eva Hesse (1936–1970) and Sol LeWitt (1928–2007). While their practices diverged in numerous ways, this exhibition illuminates the crucial impact of their friendship on both their art and their lives, featuring 50 works, including many that have not been publicly exhibited for decades.
CLEVELAND (March 22, 2016) – Recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include two color woodcuts by American Modernist printmaker Arthur Wesley Dow, one a purchase and the other a gift of the artist’s estate; four woodcuts by Raoul Dufy; the largest color etching by Surrealist painter and printmaker Yves Tanguy; an oil painting by Los Angeles-based, contemporary artist Jon Pestoni; a watercolor by Robert J. Pattison; and a gift of forty-one photographs by Ben Shahn.
Cleveland, San Francisco, Mar 16, 2016 – More than 200 artworks, predominately Japanese ink paintings and calligraphy, have joined the collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. These works, which include a number of rare and important masterpieces, constitute a bequest of the collection of George Gund III (1937–2013), sports entrepreneur, supporter of world cinema and connoisseur of East Asian art.
Cleveland (March 16, 2016) The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) announces that it has received a bequest of early treasures of Japanese and Korean art from the George Gund III Collection.
Cleveland (March 10, 2016) Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt brings 3,000 years of ancient Egyptian history to life through some of the finest objects from the British Museum’s vast holdings and several of Cleveland’s own masterworks. The first Egyptian art exhibition organized at the Cleveland Museum of Art since 1996, Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt looks past the myth to reveal the carefully designed personas of the Egyptian kings and explore the realities of daily life for the ancient royals.
CLEVELAND, OH — One hundred years ago the Cleveland Museum of Art opened its doors to the public. In 2016 the museum invites all audiences to in celebrate its 100th anniversary, honoring the past and looking ahead to the future. Program highlights include special Centennial exhibitions representing the creative genius of four continents, spanning ancient to contemporary, as well as the presentation of extraordinary individual works of art on loan from top-tier institutions all over the world, and once-in-a-lifetime events and community programs. William M.
The Cleveland Museum of Art is extending their hours of operation on special days through January 5, 2016 to offer visitors additional times to view Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse exhibition. Due to the popularity of this exhibition, entrance tickets may be sold out. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.