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Cleveland Art, July/August 2019

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  • Member Magazine
Published: July 1, 2019
Cleveland Art magazine cover, an angel with a sword slaying a devil like creature

Medieval Monsters

Every culture and civilization throughout history, including our own, has its monsters. The origins of medieval monsters often derived from ancient writers like Pliny the Elder (AD 23–79), who wrote of strange creatures and races of humans living on the outer margins of the known world. Medieval aut...

Saint Martha Taming the Tarasque from the Hours of Henry VIII c. 1500. Illuminated by Jean Poyer (French, active 1465–1503). The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, Gift of the Heineman Foundation, 1977, MS H.8 (fol. 191v)

Ámà: The Gathering Place

Ámà: The Gathering Place, a new site-specific commission by Emeka Ogboh (Nigerian, b. 1977), will enliven the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Ames Family Atrium this summer and fall. This is the CMA’s first commissioned artwork for the atrium and part of an ongoing series of large-scale contemporary art i...

What Can Art Be?

Is it possible to take Art History 101 through gameplay? ArtLens Exhibition aims to provide non-traditional visitors—including first-time and repeat visitors—with a tool kit to understand how to look at art using the concepts of composition, symbols, purpose and gesture, and emotion. In June, ArtLen...

A Page from Supernatural Love

Tucked in a corner of gallery 242B is the first folio from a manuscript of an 18th-century romance. The diminutive images were skillfully etched into cured palm leaf and blackened by applying charcoal powder and wiping it off; finally, select ele-ments were painted. When complete, this manuscript ha...


Sonic Blossom

This July the museum presents Sonic Blossom (2013), an interactive performance created by artist Lee Mingwei that imparts the gift of song to visitors. Lee developed this project while providing postoperative care for his mother; they found comfort in listening to Franz Schubert’s Lieder, poems set...

Sonic Blossom 2013-present. Lee Mingwei (American, b. Taiwan 1964), participatory performance with chair, music stand, costume, and spontaneous singing. Installation view, Lee Mingwei: You Are Not a Stranger, moCa Cleveland, 2019.Courtesy moCa Cleveland

What’s Your Passion?

The Cleveland Museum of Art strives to offer opportunities for deeper engagement to its members. By joining an affinity group, you can develop a lifelong relationship with the collection, curators, and staff while connecting with like-minded individuals. Each group has a distinct identity and hosts...

Unusual Resources

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s role as an educational institution has always been a high priority. The museum’s first director, Frederic Allen Whiting, had hired Emily Gibson to direct these efforts even before the institution’s doors opened to the public. She immediately created the Division of Circ...

Karamu Goes Swedish Modern Photo from 1975 documents an exhibition of Swedish textiles at Karamu House in Cleveland.