Cleveland Art, January/February 2019

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  • Member Magazine
Published: January 1, 2019

In this issue of the members magazine: Magnificent Encore; Beyond Truth; Swedish Modern Design; Triumphant Returns; Raúl de Nieves: Fina; O’Keeffe and the May Show

Cleveland Art magazine cover, detail of a textile knight on horseback

Magnificent Encore

Renaissance Splendor: Catherine de’ Medici’s Valois Tapestries tells a captivating tale of art, power, and patronage at the French royal court. Queen mother of France from the 1560s through the 1580s, Catherine de’ Medici was well versed in using artistic displays and lavish entertainments to demons...

Fontainebleau (details), from the Valois Tapestries, c. 1576, before and after conservation

Beyond Truth

Just how truthful is photography? Despite the ability to manipulate selfies on our cell phones, many of us cling to the illusion that the medium has an inherent connection to truth. Even if a camera produces an accurate recording of a scene in front of the lens, many changes can be wrought during th...

Swedish Modern Design

Devoted to themes of national heritage, color, nature, and abstraction, the new installation Color and Comfort: Swedish Modern Design features a large cache of rarely seen midcentury furnishing fabrics from the museum’s permanent collection. The exhibition also includes works of furniture, glass, an...

Triumphant Returns

In January a new display in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Japanese Art Galleries features Japanese paintings that have been off view since 2014, when they were included in the exhibition Admired from Afar at the Tokyo and Kyushu National Museums. In addition, highlights from the archaeolog...

Raúl de Nieves: Fina

Through processes of accumulation, Raúl de Nieves transforms humble materials into spectacular objects, which he integrates into the space around them to create immersive narrative environments. For Raúl de Nieves: Fina, his first solo museum exhibition, de Nieves pre-sents a new site-specific insta...

Day(Ves) of Wonder 2007–14. Raúl de Nieves (Mexican, b. 1983). Mixed media; 100.3 x 58.4 x 43.2 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Company Gallery, New York

O’Keeffe and the May Show

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s May Show, one of the country’s first annual regional exhibitions, provided a venue for the artists of northeast Ohio to exhibit and sell their works. Begun by museum director Frederic Whiting in 1919 as the Annual Exposition of Cleveland Artists and Craftsmen, before ga...

Georgia on the Jury 1937. May Show jurors Mahonri Young, Georgia O’Keeffe, and George W. Eggers