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Cleveland Art, May/June 2016

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  • Magazine Issue
Published: April 29, 2016

Articles in this issue: Converging Lines; BIG Photographs; Botanical Prints; Stag at Sharkey's; Jon Pestoni; Ramses II Ostracon; Centennial Loans; Gallery Reinstallation; History of CMA Education; Gallery Game.

view of the art museum ,from across the lagoon with cherry blossoms hanging from the top of the page. Text  overlaying the image reads 100 Years June 7 2016.

Converging Lines

Wall Drawing #797
(detail), 1995. Sol LeWitt (American, 1928–2007). Black, red, yellow, and blue marker on wall; dimensions variable. LeWitt Collection, Chester, Connecticut. © 2016 The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

After Eva Hesse’s death on May 29, 1970, at the age of 34,...

BIG Photographs

EM, Arena, Amsterdam I 2000. Andreas Gursky (German, born 1955). Chromogenic print mounted on Plexiglas in artist’s frame; 276.8 x 207 cm. Private collection, New York 88.2001.  © 2016 Andreas Gursky / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery, New...

Flower Power

Large Flowering Sensitive Plant, from “The Temple of Flora” 1799. Joseph Constantine Stadler (German, active c. 1780–1812) after Philip Reinagle. Color aquatint, stipple, and etching with watercolor added by hand; 76.2 x 61 cm. Gift of the Print Club of Cleveland in honor of Mrs. William G. Mather 1...

This Sporting Life

Stag at Sharkey’s 1909. George Bellows (American, 1882–1925). Oil on canvas; 92 x 122.6 cm. Hinman B. Hurlbut Collection 1133.1922

Sporting images punctuate the career of George Bellows (1882–1925), who is best known for his boxing picture, Stag at Sharkey’s, in the Cleveland Museum of Art. Considere...

Jon Pestoni: Some Years

Underbite 2014. Jon Pestoni (American, born 1969). Oil and mixed media on canvas; 261.6 x 198.1 cm. Collection of Laurie Ziegler. Courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles

Over the past two years, the contemporary art department has organized exhibitions featuring some of the mo...

Ramses II in Mourning


Figured ostracon: Ramses II suckled by a goddess c. 1279–1213 bc. New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, reign of Ramses II. Probably Thebes, Egypt. Painted limestone; 31.2 x 18.2 x 3.3 cm. Given in honor of James N. Sherwin, Trustee 1957–1971 1987.156

An exhibition is often an occasion to look at old objects ane...

A New Beginning


Onement IV 1949. Barnett Newman (American, 1905–1970). Oil and casein on canvas; 84 x 97 cm. Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio, Fund for Contemporary Art with additional funds from the National Endowment for the Arts Museum Purchase Plan and an anonymous donor, 1969 AMAM 69.35. © 201...

White Tara


White Tara 1600s. Tibet or Mongolia. Silver with gold and inlays of semiprecious stones; h. 17.1 cm. Asia Society, New York, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection 1979.52. Photography by Synthescape, courtesy of Asia Society

In Buddhist traditions of the Himalayas, White Tara is the name g...

Four figures on a Step

Four Figures on a Step c. 1655–60. Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (Spanish, 1617–1682). Oil on canvas; 109.9 x 143.5 cm. Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas AP 1984.18

Spending most of his career in his native Seville, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo was orphaned at the age of 10. He was apprenticed to the pa...

Royal Banquet

Royal Banquet for Celebration of the 40th Birthday and 30-Year Rule of King Sunjo 1829. Korea, Joseon dynasty. Eight-panel folding screen, ink and colors on silk; 149.5 x 415 cm. Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

On loan from the Leeum, the Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul, this eight-panel fo...

Enhancing East Asia

Man Strolling with a Boy Carrying Flowering Branch c. 1810. Kitagawa Fujimaro (Japanese, 1790–1850). Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk; 180.4 x 48.3 cm. The Kelvin Smith Collection, given by Mrs. Kelvin Smith 1985.256

Visitors to the north wing over the past few months have no doubt noticed the t...

Then and Now

When the Cleveland Museum of Art opened in 1916, reporter Albert Ryder observed, “There is of necessity something raw and chilly about a new museum, up the stairs of which but few feet have tramped and through the halls of which almost no seekers after pleasure and knowledge have wandered. The atmos...