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Cleveland Art, March/April 2016

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  • Magazine Issue
Published: February 24, 2016

Articles in this issue: Art and Power in Ancient Egypt; Pyramids & Sphinxes; Chasing Away Death; Infamy and Influence; Initial Impressions; Acquisitions 2015; Gallery Game.

COVER an ancient egyptian green siltstone sculpture, the head of Pharaoh Tuthmosis III, a centennial loan from the british museum

Art and Power in Ancient Egypt

Aude Semat Guest Curator

Seated statue of Pharaoh Seti  c. 1200–1194 BC. New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, reign of Seti II. Temple of Mut, Karnak, Thebes, EIIgypt. Quartzite sandstone; 164 x 49 x 85 cm. British Museum EA 26. © Trustees of the British Museum

Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt introduces viewers to...

Pyramids & Sphinxes

Barbara Tannenbaum Curator of Photography

Giza, Egypt, Son et Lumière 1980. Alex Webb (American, born 1952). Chromogenic print; 51 x 76 cm. Courtesy of the artist

Imagine the shock of French writer Gustave Flaubert and photographer Maxime Du Camp when, during their explorations of Egypt in 1850, they...

Chasing Away Death

Constantine Petridis Curator of African Art

Face Mask Luba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Wood, raffia, bark, twine; h. 92.1 cm. Provenance: probably field-collected in the Congo by Fr. Pierre Colle before 1908; Society of the White Fathers, Antwerp, 1908–61; Henri Kamer, New York, 1961–62...

Infamy and Influence

Indra K. Lacis Curatorial Research Assistant

Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2) 1912. Marcel Duchamp (French, 1887–1968). Oil on canvas; 147 x 89.2 cm. Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950-134-59. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Estate of Marcel Duc...

Initial Impressions

Stephen N. Fliegel Curator of Medieval Art

Initial G from a Gradual: Christ, Virgin, and Saints c. 1370–77. Don Silvestro dei Gherarducci (Italian, Florence, 1339–1399). Ink, tempera, and gold on parchment; 38.6 x 36.5 cm. Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1930.105

A variety of liturgical manuscripts...

Acquisition Highlights 2015

INTRODUCTION
Heather Lemonedes
Interim Co-Chief Curator

Installation of Ancient American Gold

Acquisitions last year arrived from near and far and by many paths. A spectacular Persian royal tent with silk embroidery made for Muhammad Shah (ruled 1834–48) made its institutional debut in the Arlene M. an...