Cleveland Art, 2024 Issue 2

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  • Member Magazine
Published: June 1, 2024

In this issue of the members magazine: Korean Couture: Generations of Revolution; Picturing the Border; Rose B. Simpson: Strata; The 60th Venice Biennale and the CMA; Endowing Exhibitions Leadership; Yinka Shonibare’s Birdcage Kid (Boy); The Grounds Crew; Tasting Notes; To the “Jerusalem of Tuscany” and Back

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Korean Couture

In the previous issue of the magazine, we took a close look at the legacy of André Kim, one of the celebrated contemporary designers featured in Korean Couture: Generations of Revolution. To gain more insight into the legacy of Korean fashion, Cleveland Art sat down with Sooa McCormick, Korean Found...

Man’s Overcoat (Jungchimak), late 1500s–mid-1600s. Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392–1910). Patterned damask silk and silk tabby. Sim Yeon’s (1587–1646) Tomb. Gyeonggi Province Museum, 12973. Photo courtesy of Gyeonggi Province Museum

Picturing the Border

Photojournalism from the US–Mexico border currently emphasizes stark, divisive images: walls, fences, surveillance devices, border patrols, “coyotes,” and crossing migrants. Yet some of the most compelling artwork dealing with this region attests to several generations of cross-border familial relat...

Cholos, White Fence, East Los Angeles, 1986. Graciela Iturbide (Mexican, b. 1942). Gelatin silver print; 35.2 x 27.7 cm. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Gift of Leslie and Judith Schreyer and Gabri Schreyer-Hoffman in honor of Virginia Heckert, 2017.41. © Graciela Iturbide

Rose B. Simpson’s Strata

Rose B. Simpson (Santa Clara Pueblo, b. 1983) has envisioned a site-specific project for the Ames Family Atrium titled Strata. The light-filled open piazza with a 60-foot glass ceiling is an expansive gathering place, and the largest free indoor space in Cleveland. Since it opened in 2012, the atriu...

Rose B. Simpson working on Strata at Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. Photo by Kate Russell

The 60th Venice Biennale and the CMA

On April 18, 2024, the Cleveland Museum of Art cohosted the opening of Shahzia Sikander: Collective Behavior at the Palazzo Soranzo Van Axel in Venice, Italy. More than 300 people from around the world joined us for this celebration, including friends from Cleveland pictured here. Collective Behavio...

Installation view of Shahzia Sikander: Collective Behavior at the Palazzo Soranzo Van Axel in Venice, Italy

Yinka Shonibare’s Birdcage Kid (Boy)

A boy steps forward, carrying birdcages and wearing one as a backpack. His pose projects strength and determination. Colorful birds perch atop these enclosures or stretch their wings to fly away. Connecting to Cleveland history, the sculpture reflects both the challenges faced by and the upward mome...

Funding Conservation’s Greatest Need

“If it weren’t for conservation, there wouldn’t be art on the walls,” said Julie Kurtock, CMA member and volunteer. Julie has been closely involved with the museum for more than 20 years. As a longtime volunteer, she has helped share the CMA’s renowned collection with visitors from around the world....

Julie Kurtock (center) with Dean Yoder, senior conservator of paintings and head of paintings conservation (left), and Julianna Ly, assistant conservator of paintings (right)

To the “Jerusalem of Tuscany” and Back

In spring 2023, Cory Korkow, curator of European paintings and sculpture, 1500–1800, and I journeyed to Tuscany to research the CMA’s monumental sculpture Christ and the Samaritan Woman at the Well (c. 1500–1530), attributed to Giovanni della Robbia and his workshop. This rare polychrome terracotta...