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Cleveland Art, March/April 2018

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  • Magazine Issue
Published: February 23, 2018
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Acquisition Highlights

Throughout its 101-year history, the Cleveland Museum of Art has cultivated the reputation as having a collection of masterpieces. Selecting objects from around the world that tell the story of human achievement in the arts, we continue to add to our renowned collection. The museum’s curators seek o...

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Eyewitness Views

Throughout the 18th century, one of the most popular genres of painting was the veduta, or view painting—a highly detailed, often large-scale view of a city or picturesque locale. Travelers making the Grand Tour of European capitals often purchased these paintings as pleasant reminders of their jour...

The Preparations to Celebrate the Birth of the Dauphin of France in the Piazza Navona 1731. Giovanni Paolo Panini (Italian, c. 1692–1765). Oil on canvas; 109 x 246 cm. National Gallery of Ireland, NGI.95, Purchased 1871. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland

A Tale of Two Rivals

The two small galleries flanking the south door, which display the museum’s renowned collections of works by American designer and glass artisan Louis Comfort Tiffany and his Russian counterpart, Peter Carl Fabergé, are about to receive a face-lift. State-of-the-art glass and steel cases from German...

Peacock Lamp c. 1898–1906. Tiffany Studios (American). Glass, bronze; h. 65 cm. Private collection, 149.2007

A Bright New Welcome

 

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Color Test 210 (9 Permutations) (details), 2015. Spencer Finch (American, b. 1962). 9 LED lightboxes, Fujitrans; each 77.5 x 77.5 x 11.4 cm. Collection of Scott C. Mueller. Photograph © Spencer Finch. Courtesy James Cohan, New York

Starting this spring, visitors will be greeted by a...

Two Dancers

Tanzerinnen (Dancers), a woodcut from 1917 by Emil Nolde, captures two robed female figures in the midst of an ecstatic dance. Shaping their bodies into dramatic but graceful curves, Nolde conveyed movement and rhythm as well as physical and emotional abandon. The woodcut technique was crucial to th...

 Tanzerinnen (Dancers) 1917. Emil Nolde (German, 1867–1956). Woodcut; 23.8 x 31.2 cm. Delia E. Holden Fund, 1960.158. © Nolde Stiftung Seebüll, Germany

Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi

Last August, the museum welcomed Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi as curator of African art. Smooth Nzewi, as he prefers to be called, comes most recently from Dartmouth College’s Hood Museum of Art, where he also held the position of curator of African art. He has taught at the Institute of African Studie...