Cleveland Art, Summer 2020

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  • Member Magazine
Published: July 1, 2020

In this issue of the members magazine: A Historic Gift; Framing the Frames; Lutz Opens a Virtual Office; Home Is Where the Art Is; Supporter Story—Rebecca Carmi; Welcome Sarah Scaturro; "Blue Rational/Irrational," by Al Loving

Magazine cover Cleveland Art on a contemporary, colorful painting of flowers

Gouise, 1966. Joan Mitchell (American, 1925–1992). Oil on canvas; 194.6 x 113.7 cm. Nancy F. and Joseph P. Keithley Collection Gift, 2020.172. © Estate of Joan Mitchell

A Historic Gift

The highlight of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s reopening will be the first gallery view visitors will have of a selection of the stellar works given to the museum in March by Clevelanders Joseph P. and Nancy F. Keithley. The gift and promised gift of more than 100 paintings, drawings, and prints; Ch...

Framing the Frames

Master portraitist Irving Penn is represented in depth in a recent gift from the extraordinary photography collection of Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz, and his 1983 session with American painter Jasper Johns is one of the more illuminating works.

Twelve stark, bust-length portraits of Johns form the...

Lutz Opens a Virtual Office

Gerhard Lutz welcomes the challenge of translating medieval art for a modern audience. For almost 20 years, he has interpreted the collection of the Dommuseum Hildesheim in an 11th-century German cathedral. “People no longer have much of a relationship with the medieval past beyond the crucifix,” sa...

Home Is Where the Art Is

Since public health guidelines closed the Cleveland Museum of Art’s doors in mid-March, the CMA has continued to fulfill its mission with the dynamic digital program “Home Is Where the Art Is.” This online initiative reasserts the power of art to teach, to promote connections, and to inspire joy acr...

Home Page The CMA’s newly redesigned home page puts all our resources at your fingertips.

Supporter Story—Rebecca Carmi

A Life in the Arts Rebecca Carmi discusses her lifelong passion for the museum, a unique opportunity that joined her relationship with art with her profession as a trained singer, and what inspired her and her husband Irad’s generous support of Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountai...

Welcome Sarah Scaturro

In April, Sarah Scaturro joined the museum as the Eric and Jane Nord Chief Conservator. She aims to help a broader audience see the importance of conservation through sharing the work of the museum’s expert team.

“When there is a common goal and a common curiosity between curators and conservators, r...

Sarah Scaturro

Blue Rational/Irrational, by Al Loving

In March 2019 the Cleveland Museum of Art acquired Al Loving’s Blue Rational/Irrational (1969) as a gift from KeyBank. This painting, one of the strongest examples of the artist’s hard-edge abstract work, is a meaningful addition to the Department of Contemporary Art’s holdings. In the careful hands...

Courtesy the Estate of Al Loving and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York