#Get2KnowCaravaggio: Ask an Expert

Posted on June 27, 2014 by RGoodwin

During the run of the Cleveland Museum of Art's exhibition, Conservation in Focus: The Crucifixion of Saint Andrew, we invite you to ask questions in the gallery via our interactive Q&A and online with the hashtag #Get2KnowCaravaggio. Each week, we will feature five different questions, answered by one of our museum experts. Here are this week's five featured Q&A's!

Curator Connections: A Look at Yoga: The Art of Transformation

Posted on June 20, 2014 by SQuintanilla

Yoga: The Art of Transformation, the world’s first exhibition about yoga’s visual history, will explore yoga’s meanings and transformations over time, including its entry into the global arena, its goal of spiritual enlightenment, its claim for health and well-being, and the beauty and profundity of related Indian art. The exhibition opens Sunday, June 22. Learn about the exhibition firsthand from Sonya Rhie Quintanilla, the CMA's George P. Bickford Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art.

Yoga: The Art of Transformation opens on June 22

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Yoga: The Art of Transformation, the world’s first exhibition about yoga’s visual history. Visitors will be able to explore the transformation of yoga’s meanings and practice over time through 135 objects ranging from the 1st-century to the early 20th-century. The works include masterpieces of Indian painting and sculpture, as well as vintage photography and rare publications.

Conservation in Focus: #Get2KnowCaravaggio

Posted on June 3, 2014 by RGoodwin

For the first time, the Cleveland Museum of Art will conserve one of its treasures in front of museum visitors. he Crucifixion of Saint Andrew by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was painted in 1606–7 and is among the most important paintings in the museum’s collection. Starting today, audiences will be able to witness firsthand the skill, planning, research, and technical analysis that go in to a major conservation project. A sophisticated paintings conservation lab will be constructed in the museum’s focus gallery so that visitors can watch the process unfold. Conservator of Paintings Dean Yoder will be in the gallery on weekdays working on the first phase: cleaning the painting by removing deteriorated varnish layers and old retouching.

Magical and Monumental: Jim Hodges' Sculpture Untitled (bridge of harmony) Now On View

Posted on May 21, 2014 by rthuring

The Cleveland Museum of Art is pleased to present the acquisition of a monumental sculpture by American artist Jim Hodges (born 1957) commissioned for the museum’s Donna and Stewart Kohl Sculpture Garden. The garden is located on the museum’s east lawn, near East Boulevard, and was created as part of the renovation and new construction of the CMA. The museum's Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Reto Thüring, discusses the work in this blog post.

Now Extended: Van Gogh Repetitions Repeats Its Run for an Additional Week

Posted on May 15, 2014 by RGoodwin

If you have not experienced Van Gogh Repetitions yet, you now have an additional week to do so. Due to popular demand, the Cleveland Museum of Art is pleased to offer art goers the opportunity to see Van Gogh Repetitions through Sunday, June 1, 2014. The CMA is the final venue of the exhibition currently on view in the museum’s Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Gallery.

Beijing: Through the Eyes and Words of Photographer Lois Conner

Posted on March 26, 2014 by RGoodwin

Lois Conner began her photographic explorations of China with a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1984. Since then, she has returned annually, traveling extensively and using her 7 x 17 banquet camera to describe the landscape, architecture, and people. Beijing: Contemporary and Imperial: Photographs by Lois Conner focuses on her work in the city over the past thirty years. Before the opening on Sunday, March 30, we caught up with Conner for the stories behind a few of the photographs from the exhibition


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