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
The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Beijing: Contemporary and Imperial: Photographs by Lois Conner, an exhibition of 33 panoramic photographs that reveal the evolution of modern Beijing and its cultural landscapes. Using a 7-by-17-inch camera, Conner produces platinum and pigment ink prints that evoke Chinese scrolls and traditional landscape painting. The exhibition is on view from Sunday, March 30 to Sunday, June 29, 2014 in the photography gallery.
Throughout the month of March, the Cleveland Museum of Art spotlights women in the arts here on the CMA's blog. This week, Sonya Rhie Quintanilla. the George P. Bickford Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art, discusses images of goddesses from the museum's collection.
The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Treasures on Paper, an exhibition showcasing the museum’s esteemed collection of prints and drawings. Since its founding in 1916, the Cleveland Museum of Art has built its collection with an emphasis on the quality, rarity and significance of individual works. Treasures on Paper presents a unique opportunity to see more than 70 exceptional European and American works on paper in mediums ranging from engraving, woodcut and etching to chalk, pencil and watercolor, dating from the 15th through the 19th centuries.
Throughout the month of March, the Cleveland Museum of Art spotlights women in the arts here on the CMA's blog. This week, Interim Deputy Director for Collections, Education, and Performing Arts Deborah A. Gribbon discusses the life and work of artist Alice Neel.
The Hank Willis Thomas exhibition is on view simultaneously at the Cleveland Museum of Art through Sunday, March 9, 2014 and at the Transformer Station through Saturday, March 8, 2014. In their final days before closing, we caught up with the artist himself to talk about some of the works in the shows.
The Cleveland Museum of Art presents a ground-breaking exhibition exploring Van Gogh’s répétitions—the term the artist used to describe his practice of creating additional versions or variations of his own compositions. As the first exhibition to focus specifically on this crucial aspect of the artist’s creative practice, Van Gogh Repetitions seeks to make a valuable contribution to Van Gogh scholarship while giving audiences a deeper understanding of his working methods.
The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Remaking Tradition: Modern Art of Japan from the Tokyo National Museum, which features more than 50 masterpieces of modern Japanese art from the Tokyo National Museum. Exhibition highlights include six objects considered ‘Important Cultural Properties of Japan.’
The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Remaking Tradition: Modern Art of Japan from the Tokyo National Museum, featuring fifty-five masterpieces of modern Japanese art from the late nineteenth to the twentieth centuries, including six Important Cultural Properties of Japan designated by the Japanese government. Drawn exclusively from the holdings of the Tokyo National Museum in a range of media including painting, sculpture, tapestry, ceramics and calligraphy, this exhibition marks the first time that a collection of modern Japanese art of this size and quality has ever been displayed outside of Japan.
Tomorrow, Hank Willis Thomas speaks at the Cleveland Museum of Art in person in a special guest lecture. But first, he sat down to chat with us about his influences, messages, and mediums of his work. Check out his shout-out in the clip on our blog!