Cleveland Art, December 2009

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Published: December 1, 2009

Articles in this issue: Dreamscape; Form Without Function; A Focus on Fiber; Education; Performance; Calendar.

COVER: Oil on canvas by Paul Gauguin of Young Christian Cirl (Bretonne en Priere)

A Taste for Flemish Art

Stephen N. Fliegel Curator of Medieval Art

The museum recently acquired a distinctive and beautiful sculpture of the Enthroned Virgin and Child. This impressively carved work is, on stylistic grounds, probably by the hand of Gil de Siloé or a member of his important workshop. A sculptor of northern o...


William H. Robinson Curator of Modern European Art

The museum recently expanded its collection of modern European art through the acquisition of a major painting by Yves Tanguy, one of the most important and influential artists of the Surrealist movement. Drafted into the French army in 1918, Tanguy...

Form Without Function

Stephen Harrison Curator of Decorative Art and Design

For the first time in her long, illustrious career as one of America’s greatest living ceramic artists, the Cleveland Museum of Art is currently showcasing the work of Toshiko Takaezu. Installed in the gallery devoted to post-1945 decorative art a...

A Focus on Fiber

Martha Young President, Textile Art Alliance with TAA member Ruta Marino

The first meeting of the Textile Art Alliance (until 1986 the Textile Arts Club) was convened in November 1934, with the enthusiastic support of CMA director William M. Milliken and Gertrude Underhill, associate curator in charg...