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Cleveland Art, Winter 2021

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  • Magazine Issue
Published: January 9, 2021

Articles in this issue: Stories from Storage, Cleveland-Based Photographer Amber N. Ford; Education: Online Programs; Gustave Baumann’s Colorful Woodcuts; Laura Owens: Rerun; Reaching New Heights around the World; Coming Soon: Spring 2021 Exhibitions.

Magazine cover with portraits of museum curators in a collage

Stories from Storage

When the pandemic closed the museum and upended international travel in March 2020, temporarily delaying projects that had been in development for many years, we had to quickly reimagine our schedule of exhibitions, drawing as never before on our own resources—above all, our outstanding staff and co...

William Griswold Director

Meet Dr. Ximena Valdes Sessler

Dr. Daniel Sessler and Dr. Ximena Valdes Sessler discovered the CMA 15 years ago when they relocated to Cleveland after Daniel was offered a job at Cleveland Clinic. Valdes Sessler is a retired physician whose clinical work included pediatrics, pediatric cardiology, and global health. She now volunt...

Dr. Ximena Valdes Sessler

Art from the Benin Kingdom

This fall, the CMA highlights works from the Benin Kingdom in the African arts gallery (108A). This in-gallery feature considers the complex acquisition history of and artistry behind eight works acquired by the museum between 1938 and 1999. Displaying these historical works together for the first t...

The gallery installation groups works by artistic guild and with allusions to original viewing context.

Colorful Cuts

Gustave Baumann produced extraordinary color woodcuts during the first half of the 20th century. In 2005 the museum’s collection of Baumann’s work was enriched by a generous gift of 65 woodcuts and 26 drawings from the artist’s daughter, Ann Baumann. With works spanning 1908 to 1962, the donation pr...

Autumnal Glory 1920, printed 1953. Gustave Baumann (American, b. Germany, 1881–1971). Color woodcut; image: 33.3 x 32.9 cm. Gift of Ann Baumann, 2005.407. © Ann Baumann Trust

Laura Owens: Rerun

Based in Los Angeles, internationally renowned artist Laura Owens is widely celebrated for an experimental approach to painting that embraces a breadth of sources, from the avant-garde to the popular to the decorative. Over the past two and a half decades she has become one of the most influential p...

Untitled 2015. Laura Owens (American, b. 1970). Acrylic, oil, Flashe, and screen-printing ink on linen; 108 x 84 in. Courtesy the artist; Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, Rome; Sadie Coles HQ, London; and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne. Photo: Jorit Aust

Unlocking an Old Master

The conservation of Orazio Gentileschi’s painting of Danaë uncovered the aesthetic power that defines this masterpiece. The problematic condition of the painting, coupled with the deterioration of the materials used in a former treatment, obscured the chiaroscuro and crispness typically found in Gen...