Cleveland Art, January/February 2016

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  • Member Magazine
Published: January 1, 2016

In this issue of the members magazine: Redon Vase of Flowers; Centennial Loans; Last Days of Village Wen; Library Innovations; Gallery Game.

Cover image, an oil painting, Portrait of Alfonso d’Avalos, by Titian.

Last Days of Village Wen

The concept of showcasing contemporary art in relation to its inherited cultural tradition has sparked many interesting exhibitions in recent years. Not merely a fashionable juxtaposition of past and present, this kind of curatorial experimentation serves to effectively articulate the complex and mu...

Last Days of Village Wen, (detail) 2011. Ji Yun-Fei (Chinese, born 1963). Ink and color on paper; 37.8 x 953.2 cm. The Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2012.99

Centennial Loans

When the Cleveland Museum of Art first opened its doors to the public in 1916, museums around the country welcomed the arrival by lending works of art to the fledgling institution for a special inaugural exhibition. Now, as Cleveland celebrates 100 years during which our collection grew to such prom...

A Culture of Innovation

The beginning of the New Year and the celebration of the museum’s centennial is a fitting moment to reflect on some of the rapid changes that have occurred in the Ingalls Library and Museum Archives since settling into our current facility in 2006. Our beautifully lit and serene setting is the perfe...

Bits of Rainbows

At first glance, Odilon Redon’s 1916 pastel Vase of Flowers may seem essentially decorative: a bouquet of anemones, tulips, sprays of a flowering shrub, yellow daisies, and baby’s breath celebrates the beauty and abundance of nature. All extraneous details of place and setting have been eliminated;...