What does the term "Jazz Age" evoke in your mind? Perhaps it conjures images of women in flapper dresses drinking gin rickeys and dancing the Charleston. Or maybe it’s an image of a Gatsby-esque character walking into a lavish home filled with Art Deco–style furniture. Whatever you imagine, there’s no denying that people have long been fascinated with America in the 1920s. Northeast Ohio was a Jazz Age epicenter. Signs of this era are visible in historic Cleveland architecture and neighborhoods, and even found in your own homes, attics, and photo albums.
On view for the first time in North America, take advantage of a rare opportunity to see four bronze mourners from the tomb of Isabella of Bourbon (1436–1465) via the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, on view from 9/26—2/4/18. These mourners are on view at CMA as part of an exchange with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam in which CMA’s celebrated alabaster mourners from the tomb of Philip the Bold will be part of a major exhibition this fall.
Cleveland (September 1, 2017)– The Cleveland Museum of Art presents two solo exhibitions featuring new works by Northeast Ohio artists Scott Olson and Jerry Birchfield, and a performance, installation and audio piece by Columbus-based artists Liz Roberts and Henry Ross. Scott Olson and Jerry Birchfield: Stagger When Seeing Visions, the artists’ first institutional solo exhibitions, will open with a free public reception at Transformer Station Friday, September 1, at 7 p.m.
CMA's next exhibition Rodin—100 Years opens this Fri, 9/1!
The CMA joins museums around the world in the #Rodin100 celebration with a display of works from the museum’s permanent collection. A century after his death, Rodin remains one of the most consequential figures in the history of art.
CMA's next exhibition, Gods and Heroes: Ancient Legends in Renaissance Art opens this Sat, 8/26 in gallery 101!
Ancient gods and goddesses, daring heroes, and magnificent rulers star in this exhibition of drawings and prints by Renaissance artists. Literally meaning rebirth, the term Renaissance describes a period of renewed interest in ancient Greek and Roman knowledge, literature, and art in Europe during the 1400s and 1500s.
Cleveland (August 3, 2017) – Chaekgeori: Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens showcases a unique type of Korean still-life painting. Chaekgeori 책거리 (pronounced check-oh-ree), literally translated as “books and things,” are painted screens that depict scholarly objects, exotic luxuries, symbolic flowers, and gourmet delicacies dispersed in artful arrangements on bookshelves.