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New Acquisitions at the CMA!

Recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include an album of 37 photographs by acclaimed 19th-century Indian artist Raja Deen Dayal; a painting by Wadsworth Jarrell, a founding member and leading figure of AfriCOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists); and photographs of African American life in the 1960s by photographers Louis Draper and Leonard Freed that will be featured in an upcoming special exhibition in the museum’s Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz Photography Gallery. Check out the full press release here, and images of the recent acquisitions below!

dayal
Album of 37 Photographs, c. 1885–88. Raja Deen Dayal (Indian, 1844–1905). Albumen prints. The Cleveland Museum of Art.

Heritage

Heritage, 1973. Wadsworth Jarrell (American, b. 1929). Acrylic, metal foil, cotton canvas; 47-1/2 x 30 inches. The Cleveland Museum of Art.

Summer

Summer, New York, 1961. Louis Draper (American, 1935–2002). Vintage gelatin silver print; 22.4 x 31.2 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art.

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Harlem, New York, 1963. Leonard Freed (American, 1929–2006). Vintage gelatin silver print; 24.5 x 16.6 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art.

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