The Cleveland Museum of Art’s video series shares the insights of CMA curators and staff on exhibitions and objects from the permanent collection. Check out Behind the Beat and #CMAConservation for more video content.
Ancient Greek Art in 60 Seconds: Torso of a Kouros
This Ancient Greek marble sculpture was made more than 2500 years ago. Join Curator Seth Pevnick to discover how we can classify this sculpture as a kouros, or "youth" in Greek.
Ancient Greek Art in 60 Seconds: Black-Figure Dinos
Join Seth Pevnick, Curator of Greek and Roman Art, to learn more about the figural decoration on this Black-Figure Dinos.
Korean Art in 60 Seconds: Avatamsaka Sutra No. 78
This illuminated manuscript presents one part of a multivolume sacred text titled Avatamsaka (Flower Garland) sutra. Join Sooa McCormick, Curator of Korean Art, to learn more about this manuscript.
Korean Art in 60 Seconds: Amitabha Triad
This rare bronze triad from the 1400s shows Amitabha (아미타불 in Korean), seated on a lotus pedestal at the center. He is flanked by two sacred attendants, Ksitigarbha (지장보살 in Korean), on his left and Avalokitesvara (관음보살 in Korean). Join Sooa McCormick, curator of Korean Art, to learn more about this unusual combination of figures.
Japanese Art in 60 Seconds: Seated Buddha
Join curator of Japanese art Sinéad Vilbar to learn more about Seated Buddha (如来坐像), currently on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Did you know? Like many Buddhas, this figure has its right hand positioned in a gesture meaning “fear not.” However, the left hand is a replacement, so its original gesture, a clue to this Buddha’s identity, is unknown. A 1906 photo taken at Kōfukuji shows this sculpture without a halo or left hand.
The new research presented in this video is the work of Yamaguchi Ryūsuke and Miyazaki Motoko of the Nara National Museum.
Japanese Art in 60 Seconds: Clog-Shaped Teabowl
Take a look at the significance and design of the Oribe-type Clog-Shaped Teabowl with Sinéad Vilbar, curator of Japanese art.
Contemporary Art in 60 Seconds: Line and Shape
Take a look at the use of color, line, and geometric abstraction in Al Loving’s Blue Rational/Irrational with associate curator of contemporary art Nadiah Rivera Fellah.
Contemporary Art in 60 Seconds: Found and Made
Explore the Cleveland Museum of Art’s newly reinstalled contemporary galleries. In this episode, join curator Emily Liebert in taking a closer look at El manto negro by Theresa Margolles.
Contemporary Art in 60 Seconds: Living Abstraction
Join Nadiah Rivera Fellah, associate curator of contemporary art, as she explores living abstraction through the new reinstallation of the contemporary galleries.
Contemporary Art in 60 Seconds: The Figure
Join curator Emily Liebert to explore the new reinstallation of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s contemporary galleries, open now.
Gallery Hangouts: Armor for Man and Horse
Who doesn’t love mixing function with fashion? Certainly the knights of what is now northern Italy and their horses were no exception. Join manager of youth and family engagement Sydney Kreuzmann in a closer look at this beloved armor court favorite.
Gallery Hangouts: Front Face of a Stela
What do you think of when you think of a leader? Is it their elaborate regalia or a powerful pose? Here at the museum, we have many portraits of leaders, and whether they are military, political, or religious, these portraits show the subjects’ status and authority.
Gallery Hangouts: Las Meninas
Have you ever heard someone say “It has pockets!” when referring to a new dress or skirt? That’s one of the first things that comes to mind for teen engagement specialist Arcelia Gandarilla when looking at Simone Leigh’s Las Meninas.
On View Now: Bruce Davidson: Brooklyn Gang
True or false: a photograph’s meaning can change depending on its context. Join curator Barbara Tannenbaum for a closer look at some of the photographs featured in the exhibition Bruce Davidson: Brooklyn Gang.
Gallery Hangouts: The Holy Family
What can you tell about a family by looking at a family portrait? Maybe the number of the siblings? The ages of the children? Who the parents are? Join gallery teacher Ashaé Burgess in looking closely at the Filippino Lippi painting The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist and Saint Margaret to discover some of the origins of the Christian tradition and the divinity of the subjects.
Gallery Hangouts: Cupid and Psyche
Did you know that Cupid, the god of love, once fell in love himself? This week, join master teacher Arielle Levine to learn the story behind Jacques-Louis David’s Cupid and Psyche.
Gallery Hangouts: Baàthíl
This week, join Molly Phillips, assistant director of gallery teaching, to learn more about the object Baàthíl, on view in gallery 108A.
On View Now: Prince Salim’s Life of Christ
Did you know that 400 years ago, a new biography of Jesus Christ was written in Mughal India? Join curator Sonya Rhie Mace for a closer look at the Mir’at al-quds (Mirror of Holiness) of Father Jerome Xavier.
Prince Salim’s Life of Christ is on view at the CMA in gallery 115 through November 29, 2020.
Gallery Hangouts: Portrait of Dora Wheeler
This week, join Hajnal Eppley, department director of gallery teaching, to learn more about William Merritt Chase’s Portrait of Dora Wheeler, on view in gallery 208.
Gallery Hangouts: Frieze with Dancer and Musicians
This week, join gallery teacher Claire Appelmans as she explores one of her favorite objects, Frieze with Dancer and Musicians.
Gallery Hangouts: Eleven-Headed Guanyin
This week, join gallery teacher JP Peralta as he gives us a closer look at Eleven-Headed Guanyin.
On View Now: British Galleries
Join Cory Korkow, associate curator of European paintings and sculpture, 1500–1800, for a deep dive into two works in the CMA’s recently reinsalled British galleries.
On My Mind: Eleven-Headed Guanyin
In this week’s video, Beth Edelstein, conservator of objects, discusses recent research on Eleven-Headed Guanyin from the CMA’s conservation lab.
An Exceptional Collection: Visit the Keithley Gift
In the culminating episode of this special series, join Heather Lemonedes Brown, chief curator and deputy director, as she discusses two contemporary works of art given to the CMA as part of the transformative Keithley Gift.
On View Now: Spotlight on a New Generation
In the latest episode of our video series, Clarissa von Spee, curator of Chinese art, discusses several works from the exhibition Spotlight on a New Generation: Contemporary Chinese Artists.
On My Mind: Scripture of the Supreme Array
Join Sonya Rhie Mace, George P. Bickford Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art at the CMA, as she discusses folios from a Gandavyuha-sutra (Scripture of the Supreme Array) and Krishna Attacked by Shiva’s Fever from an Usha-Aniruddh. Read Sonya’s article here.
Exploring the Keithley Gift: John Marin’s Watercolors
In the fourth episode of this special series, Emily Peters, curator of prints and drawings at the CMA, discusses two watercolors by American modernist John Marin.
On My Mind: Hen and Chicks Covered Tureen on Stand
Take a close look at one of the museum’s most popular artworks, Hen and Chicks Covered Tureen on Stand, with Hajnal Eppley, department director of gallery teaching, whose family recently adopted some chicks of their own!
Exploring the Keithley Gift: The Port of l’Estaque, the Pier
In the third video in this series, William Robinson, senior curator of modern European painting and sculpture, discusses Georges Braque’s The Port of l’Estaque, the Pier.
On My Mind: Continuous Mile and Liza Lou Interview
In this special episode, join Nadiah Rivera Fellah, associate curator of contemporary art, in conversation with artist Liza Lou on several of her works. To learn more about apartogether, visit apartogether.com.
On My Mind: Rooftop
Listen as Key Jo Lee, assistant director of academic affairs, discusses Rooftop by Hughie Lee-Smith.
On View Now: Tiffany in Bloom
Join curator Stephen Harrison as he discusses works from the exhibition Tiffany in Bloom: Stained Glass Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany.
On My Mind: Melencolia I
In this episode, Sabine Kretzschmar, manager of the education art collection, discusses Albrecht Durer’s Melencolia I.
On My Mind: A Warrior Cutting His Hair
In this episode, Seth Pevnick, curator of Greek and Roman art, discusses the object Red-Figure Lekythos (Oil Vessel): Warrior Cutting Hair.
An Exceptional Collection: Exploring the Keithley Gift
William Griswold, director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, introduces the Keithley Gift: a transformative gift to the CMA in March 2020 of more than 100 works from the collection of Joseph and Nancy Keithley.
On View Now: PROOF: Photography in the Era of the Contact Sheet
In this episode, Andrew Cappetta, manager of collection and exibition programs, discusses the exhibition PROOF: Photography in the Era of the Contact Sheet.
On My Mind: Memorial Head (nsodie)
In this week’s episode, Kristen Windmiller-Luna, curator of African art, discusses the object Memorial Head (nsodie).
On View Now: A Graphic Revolution
Britany Salsbury, associate curator of prints and drawings, discusses the exhibition A Graphic Revolution: Prints and Drawings in Latin America.
On My Mind: Monet’s Waterlilies
In this episode, Heather Lemonedes Brown, Virginia N. and Randall J. Barbato Deputy Director and Chief Curator, discusses the work Water Lilies (Agapanthus) by Claude Monet.
On View Now: Ilse Bing: Queen of the Leica
In this first episode, Barbara Tannenbaum, curator of photography, discusses the exhibition Ilse Bing: Queen of the Leica.