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Cleveland Art, September/October 2017

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  • Member Magazine
Published: August 24, 2017

In this issue of the members magazine: The Jazz Age; Rodin–100 Years; Gods and Heroes; Fashionable Mourners; This Fall at Transformer Station; ArtLens Gallery at a Glance; Emily J. Peters; Talks, Classes, and Experiences.

COVER  Chrysanthemums, textile by Maison Henry Bertrand

The Jazz Age

The decade of the twenties was a glorious age for art and design. As Europe emerged from the smoke and devastation of the First World War, American patronage and culture helped transform the marketplace at home and abroad. Talent and craftsmanship, urbanity and experimentation flowed back and forth...

COVER:
Chrysanthemums (detail), 1925. Maison Henry Bertrand (French, Lyon, Est. mid-1800s). Silk, artificial gold thread: twill-based Jacquard weave; 310.1 x 108 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, John L. Severance Fund, 2003.42. Design originated and copyright Maison Henry Bertrand

Rodin - 100 Years

Widely regarded as the founder of modern sculpture, Auguste Rodin (18401917) remains one of the most consequential figures in the history of art. Inspired by great artists of the past, especially Michelangelo, he viewed the human form as the ideal vehicle for conveying inner emotion and complex sym...

Natural Backdrop The initial installation of the east wing glass box in 2008 featured Rodin sculptures, including The Age of Bronze. The exhibition Rodin—100 Years again takes advantage of this beautiful view.

 

Gods and Heroes

James Wehn Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow and PhD Candidate, Case Western Reserve University

In the history of European civilization, the term Renaissance describes a surge of interest in ancient Greek and Roman knowledge, literature, and art that occurred around 1400 to 1600. The Renaissance ori...

Fashionable Mourners

Cleveland’s four celebrated early 15th-century alabaster tomb mourners are part of a major exhibition this fall at the renowned Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. In exchange, the CMA will exhibit four bronze mourners—traveling to North America for the first time––from the tomb of Isabella of Bourbon (14361...

This Fall at Transformer Station

Debris, leftovers, the aftermath of other efforts, materials only partially identifiable—like the scene after an accident or disaster, only too clean for that, too controlled. And not the kind of unidentifiable that happens in real life after the car crash or flood, not the kind with real loved ones...

Emily J. Peters

Emily J. Peters Curator of Prints and Drawings

Last spring Emily J. Peters joined the museum after a dozen years at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, in Providence. She holds an MA and a PhD in art history from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a BA from the University...