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Saint Jerome and the Lion (from the Former Church of Saint Peter in Erfurt) (detail), c. 1495. Tilman Riemenschneider (German, c. 1460–1531). Alabaster; 37.8 x 28.1 x 15.9 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund, 1946.82

Carved from Alabaster—Riemenschneider’s Hieronymus Refocused

Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 12:00 p.m.
Location:  Gartner Auditorium
Gartner Auditorium

About The Event

Free; ticket required

Come to the CMA for a quick bite of art history. Every first Tuesday of each month, join curators, conservators, scholars, and other museum staff for 30-minute talks on objects currently on display in the museum galleries. 

Tilman Riemenschneider (c. 1460–1531), one of the most prominent German sculptors of the 15th and 16th centuries, repeatedly worked with alabaster early in his career. In the upcoming CMA exhibition, Riemenschneider and Late Medieval Alabaster, one of Riemenschneider’s major works from the CMA’s collection is brought into dialogue with selected masterpieces from the Louvre in Paris and from North American collections to highlight the special importance of alabaster as a material in 15th-century Europe. The lecture expands on the theme of the exhibition, exploring the distinctive features and circumstances that led European patrons and artists of that time to produce sculptures made from this unique stone. 

All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. Major annual support is provided by Brenda and Marshall Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Fortney, Florence Kahane Goodman, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, and the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. Generous annual support is provided by an anonymous supporter, the M. E. and F. J. Callahan Foundation, Char and Chuck Fowler, the Giant Eagle Foundation, the Lloyd D. Hunter Memorial Fund, Marta Jack and the late Donald M. Jack Jr., Bill and Joyce Litzler, the Logsdon Family Fund for Education, William J. and Katherine T. O'Neill, Mandi Rickelman, Betty T. and David M. Schneider, the Sally and Larry Sears Fund for Education Endowment, Roy Smith, Paula and Eugene Stevens, the Trilling Family Foundation, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art. 

    The Cleveland Museum of Art is funded in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

    Education programs are supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.