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The Cleveland Museum of Art Announces New Acquisitions

Cleveland, OH (September 27, 2017)—The Cleveland Museum of Art’s recent acquisitions include a portrait of Colonel Charles Heathcote by British artist Joseph Wright of Derby, a drawing by German Expressionist Oskar Kokoschka, a 14th-century Japanese hanging scroll featuring the Buddhist deity Aizen Myōō, Wisdom King of Passion, and a monumental oil painting on canvas by contemporary Chinese artist Liu Wei. 

Portrait of Colonel Charles Heathcote

Name That Lion: The Ingalls Library Mascot Needs a Name!

Posted on August 18, 2017 by cmoore

NOTE: Thanks to your votes, the Ingalls Library mascot officially has a name! Say hello to Beazley the lion next time you visit the Ingalls Library! 

The museum’s 1916 building was the culmination of years of planning. Early picturesque designs by museum architects Benjamin Hubbell and Dominick Benes included facades featuring sculptures, mosaics, and ornamental architraves. These decorative design elements were eliminated as unnecessary or too costly and a more severe classical building emerged.

Lichtenstein and China: Asian Art Influence in Modern American Art

Posted on August 16, 2017 by cmoore

Did you know that Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997) was inspired by Chinese art and landscapes? Check out a new display in the CMA’s Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy gallery (240 A) that focuses on the role of Asian art in the evolution of modern American art. In addition to Lichtenstein, see works by Abstract Expressionist Norman Lewis (1909–1979), and photographer Lois Conner (born 1951), alongside examples of Chinese art and landscapes. 

Monet's "Spring Flowers" is back on view in gallery 222!

Posted on August 11, 2017 by cmoore

Monet's "Spring Flowers" is back on view in gallery 222!

This early work reveal's Monet's fascination with capturing the transitory effects that became the primary focus of his later innovations. Painted with almost scientific accuracy, this still life has a freshness and immediacy derived partly from its composition. Isolated against a dark background, the fully mature peonies, potted hydrangeas, and basketed lilacs spill downward and outward from the geraniums at the rear. At the same time, Monet's energetic brushwork conveys the sparkling play of light on leaves and petals.

Surface Level

Posted on August 4, 2017 by cmoore

Paintings aren’t just made on canvas with oil! Next time you’re in the galleries, check out some paintings created a bit differently.  

Johann Georg Platzer, The Artist's Studio, 1740s-1750s

Dwelling by a Mountain Stream On View NOW!

Posted on July 26, 2017 by cmoore

Check out the Korean hanging scroll “Dwelling by a Mountain Stream” on view NOW in gallery 236, part of a number of new works on view!

In this magnificent painting, a scholar-hermit in a red robe guides viewers into the mountains where he dwells. Acquired as part of the 2015 bequest of George Gund III, this painting offers a rare glimpse into the early landscape painting tradition of the Joseon period that combines the heroic vision of monumental landscape with a poetic narrative of intimate human stories. 

ARTLENS Gallery Project Manager Q & A

Posted on July 21, 2017 by cmoore

As the Project Manager for the relaunch of Gallery One as ARTLENS Gallery, Emily Hirsch gained valuable first-hand experience with how the Cleveland Museum of Art tackles its innovative digital projects. Learn more about the ARTLENS Gallery project from Emily before your visit, and be sure to join us on September 10th for the ARTLENS Gallery celebration! 

Q: What is your background and how did it lead to your job at CMA? 

Outdoor Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Posted on June 30, 2017 by cmoore

This area south of the Museum is known as the Fine Arts Garden, originally established when the Garden Club of Cleveland decided to beautify the landscape after the museum’s original construction was completed. Nearly a century later, the museum’s recent expansion provided an opportunity to establish the Sculpture Garden on the north lawn. This summer, some of the area south of the museum is under construction for the new Greenway Project connecting the Case Western campus to its new performing arts center across Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd by way of the museum’s south lawn. 

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