Cleveland Art, July/August 2017

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  • Member Magazine
Published: June 26, 2017

In this issue of the members magazine: Meet Betsy Wieseman;  Chaekgeori; Riches to Rags; Japanese Screens; Lichtenstein in the Chinese galleries; Collection Highlights; Park Project; For the Benefit of All the People Forever.

COVER  Books and Scholars’ Accouterments (Chaekgado), a Korean Ten-panel folding screen

Welcome Betsy Wieseman

Gregory M. Donley Magazine Staff

Marjorie E. “Betsy” Wieseman joined the museum in April as the Paul J. and Edith Ingalls Vignos Jr. Curator of European Paintings and Sculpture, 1500–1800, after 10 years at the National Gallery in London. Earlier, Wieseman held curatorial positions at the Cincinnati...


Chaekgeori exemplifies the illusion of three dimensions on a two-dimensional surface, and it is the earliest form of Korean painting to employ the European pictorial techniques of trompe l’oeil and chiaroscuro.

From Riches to Rags

The exuberance, affluence, and luxury of the Jazz Age came to a screeching halt when the American stock market crashed on October 29, 1929. The decade-long Great Depression followed, marked by massive unemployment and precipitous declines in personal income, tax revenue, business profits, and trade....

Allie Mae Burroughs, Wife of a Cotton Sharecropper, Hale County, Alabama, 1936. Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). Gelatin silver print, printed later; 23.7 x 18.4 cm. Wishing Well Fund, 1973.120. © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

A Measured Modernity

The July rotation in the Japanese art galleries brings together artworks in a variety of media to tell an integrated narrative of the final days of the Tokugawa shoguns in the 1840s–60s through the pre–World War II era. It celebrates the creativity of Japan’s artists during this time of intense soci...

Lichtenstein's China

The role of Asian art in the evolution of modern American art is often ignored and seldom fully acknowledged. The new Chinese gallery display that goes on view in August features superb monumental Chinese paintings juxtaposed with works by Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, Abstract Expressionist Norman L...

Harlequin with Violin

A large, imposing figure holding a violin and a sheet of music titled “Si tu veux” (If you wish), is often interpreted as a marriage proposal to the artist’s first wife, Russian ballerina Olga Koklova.

A Royal Book of Hours


Within the museum’s manuscript collection is a deluxe book of hours once owned by King Charles III of Navarre, also known as “the Noble,” a term bestowed by Iberians on their most enlightened rulers. From 1387 until his death in 1425, Charles reigned over his small independent kingdom straddling th...

Hours of Charles the Noble: fols. 82v–83r: Presentation in the Temple (r. 1387–1425) 1404. France, Paris. Tempera and gold on vellum; each page 20.3 x 15.7 cm. Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund, 1964.40

Parks Reimagined

This spring, crews began working on the new Nord Family Greenway, creating an open east-west promenade between Case Western Reserve University’s Tinkham Veale University Center and its new Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center, housed in the Temple–Tifereth Israel. Taking inspiration from ve...

New Axis. A bird’s-eye rendering of the Nord Family Greenway shows how the landscape project creates a grand, new public space by integrating existing parklands.

All the People Forever

If you have visited or driven past the museum lately, or looked at our Facebook page, you’ve likely seen the banners on the front of the building that relay our historic mission statement: “For the benefit of all the people forever.” These words spell out in clear terms the intent of our founders mo...

Celadon Wares and Tea Culture

Introduced from Tang China (618−907) as early as the seventh century, the practice of drinking tea, under the patronage of royalty came to hold a central place in the culture of nobility in Korea’s Goryeo period (918−1392). The royal court established a special bureau for serving tea for both ceremo...