Cleveland Art, March/April 2017

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  • Member Magazine
Published: February 22, 2017

In this issue of the members magazine: Acquisitions 2016; Black in America; Atelier 17; Master Carvers; Aitken Archive; Gallery Game.


Magazine cover with an old school composition book with a black and white textured background with coloring and a haphazard masking tape in the shape of a bowtie

Acquisition Highlights 2016

Heather Lemonedes Chief Curator

Guests gather in the Kara Walker exhibition, which included the acquisition The Republic of New Afrika at a Crossroads.

Acquisitions from last year span the globe and more than 500 years of the history of art. For example, the museum acquired a rare Byzantine icon repre...

Black in America

“The life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination,” observed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963. “One hundred years after the abolition of slavery, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material pros...

Atelier 17

Drawn from the holdings of the Cleveland Museum of Art and local collectors, Cutting Edge: Modern Prints from Atelier 17 showcases approximately 50 works from the influential avant-garde studio. Indeed, no other workshop was more important for the development of modern printmaking than Atelier 17. F...

Cinq personnages,1946. Stanley William Hayter (British, 1901–1988). Engraving and etching; 37.6 x 60 cm. Promised gift from a private collection, Cleveland. © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

African Master Carvers

Traditional African arts in collections and museum exhibitions in Europe and the United States are generally ascribed to an unknown or unidentified artist or, more commonly, to a culture or people. Typically, few if any artists’ names are associated with an object. In fact, merely a handful of the C...

Forehead mask (Munyangi or Kindjinga), before 1958. Carved by the (Eastern) Pende artist Kiyova (dates unknown). Democratic Republic of the Congo, West Kasai region, Luaya-Ndambo village. Wood, pigment, fabric, fiber, ram’s hair; h. 20 cm. Private collection. Photo: © Christie’s