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Cleveland Art, May/June 2018

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Published: April 25, 2018
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Who is Yayoi Kusama?

For the past six decades, Yayoi Kusama has worked across media, developing a groundbreaking body of work that has greatly impacted younger generations of artists. In 1993 she was the first woman to have a solo presentation representing Japan at the Venice Biennale, and in 2017 Time magazine named he...

Installation view of Infinity Mirrored Room—Love Forever (1966/1994) at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 2017. Yayoi Kusama. Wood, mirrors, metal, lightbulbs. Collection of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore. © Yayoi Kusama. Photo by Cathy Carver

FRONT International

Untitled (Cleveland Museum of Art) 2017. Luisa Lambri (Italian, b. 1969). Fine art pigment prints. Courtesy Thomas Dane, London. © 2017 Luisa Lambri

The first iteration of FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art launches in July with a multitude of artist commis...

Alex Jovanovich

This summer, the Ingalls Library becomes an exhibition venue for contemporary art for the first time in its history. As part of FRONT International: An American City, Alex Jovanovich (American, b. 1975) will exhibit one drawing and three 35mm slideshows that explore the concept of Faustian bargains—...

Medley (detail), 2010. Alex Jovanovich (American, b. 1975). 74 35mm slides, slide projector; 6 min, 10 sec

Emily Liebert

 “I’m a great fan of Cleveland,” says Emily Liebert, the CMA’s new associate curator of contemporary art. “As a native New Yorker, I appreciate Cleveland’s depth of character. Even as the city grows and changes, its layers of history are palpable.” Having arrived in November, Liebert has settled int...

A Song of Destruction

Danny Lyon, already a respected photographer at age 25, returned to his hometown of New York in 1966 and settled in Lower Manhattan. After observing that half the buildings on his street were boarded up, he learned that his neighborhood was part of a 60-acre area slated for urban renewal—a wholesale...


Clear and Muddy Water

Mingling of Clear and Muddy Water at the Junction of the Jing and Wei Rivers 1736–95. China, Qing Dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong reign (1736–95). Handscroll; silk: tapestry weave and embroidery; ink and colors; 273 x 29.6 x 34.5 cm. Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trus...

Venus and Adonis

In 1965 the Cleveland Museum of Art purchased Venus Discovering the Dead Adonis in celebration of its upcoming 50th anniversary. The painting was attributed to Jusepe de Ribera, a 17th-century Spanish artist who worked in Italy and adopted Caravaggio’s dramatic treatment of light and shadow. For the...


Making Art Matter

 In November 2017, the Cleveland Museum of Art announced the launch of its ambitious strategic plan, Making Art Matter: A Strategic Framework for Our Second Century. Sally and Sandy Cutler, two of the museum’s most ardent supporters, were among the first to endorse it. 
With a $2 million gift from th...