Check out these five must-attend events this week at the CMA!
Cleveland, OH (January 5, 2018) On Monday, January 15, the Cleveland Museum of Art will open its doors for a free day-long celebration honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King shared a wealth of wisdom on how to create a more just, humane and peaceful world. The museum celebrates his legacy with performances and art-inspired experiences centered around his nonviolent philosophy. The museum and its galleries will be open from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., with activities and performances designed for all ages from 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
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.
Central Asia is the region of grasslands and steppes between the Caspian Sea to the west and Mongolia to the east. As early as the 700s many Central Asian people had already adopted the religion of Islam, which spread rapidly across the region. Traditionally skilled at horsemanship and excelling in traversing vast distances, Central Asian people developed art forms that were portable, notably textiles.
See images from the installation below on view NOW in CMA’s Islamic galleries!
The CMA recently announced the creation of a citywide diversity initiative to address the long-standing lack of diversity in the museum profession.
“Developing a more diverse staff will make the CMA a more effective museum,” said Director William M. Griswold. “We are delighted to partner in this endeavor that will strengthen the museum field by developing talent for the future. We are excited about the possibilities as we build a national model for such partnerships.”
On view NOW: check out the Copying Caravaggio installation in gallery 217 through 12/10/17.
Cleveland, OH (Nov. 1, 2017) — The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) today released a new strategic plan, Making Art Matter: A Strategic Framework for Our Second Century. The result of an intensive and inclusive year-long process, the plan will serve as a road map for the CMA over the next ten years as it inaugurates a second century of leadership and service.
Cleveland, OH (September 29, 2017)– The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) has announced the appointment of Emily Liebert as Associate Curator of Contemporary Art.
Cleveland, OH (September 27, 2017)—The Cleveland Museum of Art’s recent acquisitions include a portrait of Colonel Charles Heathcote by British artist Joseph Wright of Derby, a drawing by German Expressionist Oskar Kokoschka, a 14th-century Japanese hanging scroll featuring the Buddhist deity Aizen Myōō, Wisdom King of Passion, and a monumental oil painting on canvas by contemporary Chinese artist Liu Wei.
Portrait of Colonel Charles Heathcote