Cleveland Art, September/October 2019

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  • Member Magazine
Published: September 1, 2019

In this issue of the members magazine: Mind of the Master; Master/Apprentice; In the Service of Salvation; Liu Wei in Cleveland; Facing the Ancestors; Drawing on Inspiration

Cleveland Art magazine cover with drawing of a head and a headless body by Michelangelo

Mind of the Master

“The world has many kings, but only one Michelangelo,” wrote poet Pietro Aretino in a letter to the artist in 1537. No stranger to praise, the sculptor, painter, and architect Michelangelo Buonarroti gained widespread fame over the course of his 88 years, a lifespan that encompassed the height of th...

Study of the back and left arm of a male nude, for the tomb of Giuliano de’ Medici, 1523–24. Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475–1564). Black chalk; 19.2 x 25.7 cm. Teylers Museum, purchased in 1790. © Teylers Museum, Haarlem


If the museum’s special exhibition of drawings by Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, and architect Michelangelo Buonarroti leaves you craving more, you’ll enjoy this companion show exploring that master’s impact on the history and practice of art. Master/Apprentice: Imitation and Inspiration in...

In the Service of Salvation

Cleveland’s celebrated textile Icon of the Virgin is part of a major exhibition at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC. In exchange, Dumbarton Oaks has lent the CMA two extraordinary early Christian liturgical vessels, now on view in gallery 106A. The rite called the Eucharist (literally, “giving thank...

Paten with the Communion of the Apostles, 565–78. Byzantium, early Byzantine period (c. 300–726). Silver, gilding, and niello; overall: 35 x 35 x 3.2 cm. On loan from the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, BZ.1924.5

Liu Wei in Cleveland

This fall the CMA presents Liu Wei, a collaborative exhibition with the Museum of Contemporary Art (moCa) Cleveland. This is the first solo US museum exhibition devoted to internationally renowned artist Liu Wei. Works will be displayed concurrently at both institutions, offering an expansive view o...

Facing the Ancestors

A Chinese ancestor group portrait that was to be sold at a local auction house eventually found its home in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Chinese painting collection. Thanks to the generosity of its donors, the painting is currently featured in the Clara T. Rankin Galleries of Chinese Art (240A). On...