Cleveland Art, July/August 2011

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Published: July 1, 2011

Articles in this issue: Kalighat Paintings; A French Console table; Conservation Projects; Photography and its Curators; Expansion Project; Film; Talks.

Cover: construction workers Installing the atrium roof  Glass panels are lifted into place

Indian Kalighat Paintings

Deepak Sarma Associate Professor of South Asian Religions, Case Western Reserve University

English Babu (Native Indian Clerk) Holding a Hookah 1800s. India, Calcutta. Black ink, watercolor, and tin paint, with graphite underdrawing on paper; 48 x 29.5 cm. Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife...

Art Gets Its Due

John Vacha History Day Coordinator, Western Reserve Historical Society


At The Expo the Cleveland Museum of Art exhibition and a pavilion along the lakeshore behind the old Cleveland stadium


Early in 1936, William Milliken looked up from plans for the Great Lakes Exposition and asked, in...

A Grand Console Table

Christian Baulez Former Head Curator, Château de Versailles

Stéphane Molinier Art Historian

Console Table c. 1720–21. Michel II Lange and Pierre Turpin from the design of Jules-Michel Hardouin. Carved gilt wood, marble top (griotte de campan); h. 92 cm. Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2008.6


Based p...

Stone Eulogies

Sarah Yeung J. S. Lee Memorial Fellow in Chinese Art

Section of a Dharani Pillar mid to late Tang period. China. Limestone; h. 50.2 cm. Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1929.983


This octagonal stone pillar, with its extraordinary carved figures and engraved inscriptions, is likely part of a dharani...

“Agapanthus” Exposed

Beneath the extraordinary surface of Claude Monet’s Water Lilies lies a hidden history of the artist’s working methods and thought process. Monet’s continuous reworking reshaped the painting’s composition and created dynamic interplays of texture and color. The Cleveland painting is the left panel o...

Too Big for the Lab X-raying in the galleries  

A Tale of Tony Smith

Shelley Reisman Paine Conservator of Objects

“Almost everything in the man-made environment, and even in much of nature, is regulated by the axes of length, breadth, and height. The elements from which many of these pieces are made have more axes, and the forms developed from them move in unexpected...

The Hinson Perspective

Tom Hinson Interview by Katie Solender

At the end of last year, Tom Hinson retired after 38 years at the Cleveland Museum of Art as a curator in contemporary art and later as curator of photography. In February his longtime colleague Katie Solender conducted a series of interviews, totaling four hour...