Exhibitions

Cleveland Museum of Art Presents Praxiteles: The Cleveland Apollo

Praxiteles: The Cleveland Apollo is an in-depth examination of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s ancient bronze sculpture, a figure known since antiquity as Apollo Sauroktonos, or Apollo the Lizard-Slayer. The masterwork will be showcased alongside two ancient Roman marble copies, one on loan from the Louvre Museum, Paris, France and the other from the Liverpool World Museum. This is noteworthy since all three sculptures have never been displayed together before. Praxiteles: The Cleveland Apollo will be presented September 29, 2013 through January 5, 2014 in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery.

Sicily: Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Sicily: Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome, showcasing masterpieces of art from ancient Sicily. Featuring 144 objects depicting military and athletic victories, religious and civic rituals and opulent lifestyles that shaped the western Greek world, the exhibition explores Sicilian culture from the fifth to third centuries B.C. The acclaimed exhibition is co-organized with the J. Paul Getty Museum and will be on view September 29, 2013 through January 5, 2014.

Tales and Textiles: Spotlight on Luxuriance: Silks from Islamic Lands, 1250–1900 (Part IV)

Posted on September 25, 2013 by RGoodwin

In Luxuriance: Silks from Islamic Lands, 1250–1900, the most distinguished areas of the world highlighted include textiles from Islamic lands including Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Spain, and Turkey. Beginning the first week of September, we spotlight a different period within the collection here on the CMA blog. This week: Ottoman Turkey.

Tales and Textiles: Spotlight on Luxuriance: Silks from Islamic Lands, 1250–1900 (Part III)

Posted on September 20, 2013 by RGoodwin

In Luxuriance: Silks from Islamic Lands, 1250–1900, the most distinguished areas of the world highlighted include textiles from Islamic lands including Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Spain, and Turkey. Beginning the first week of September, we will spotlight a different period within the collection here on the CMA blog. This week: Safavid, Iran

Tales and Textiles: Spotlight on Luxuriance: Silks from Islamic Lands, 1250–1900 (Part II)

Posted on September 12, 2013 by RGoodwin

In Luxuriance: Silks from Islamic Lands, 1250–1900, the most distinguished areas of the world highlighted include textiles from Islamic lands including Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Spain, and Turkey. Beginning the first week of September, we will spotlight a different period within the collection here on the CMA blog. This week: Iran and Iraq.

Tales and Textiles: Spotlight on Luxuriance: Silks from Islamic Lands, 1250-1900 (Part I)

Posted on September 6, 2013 by RGoodwin

In Luxuriance: Silks from Islamic Lands, 1250–1900, the most distinguished areas of the world highlighted include textiles from Islamic lands including Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Spain, and Turkey. Beginning the first week of September, we will spotlight a different period within the collection here on the CMA blog. This week: Islamic Spain.

Sicily: Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome to travel to the Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art is pleased to announce that the exhibition, Sicily: Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome, will open as scheduled on Sunday, September 29, 2013. All of the objects in the recently closed exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum, most notably the Mozia Charioteer and Phiale Mesomphalos, will be coming to Cleveland under terms that are consistent with the agreements previously reached among the government of the Region of Sicily, the Getty and the Cleveland Museum of Art, including an exhibition in Sicily of select masterworks from the museum’s Italian art collection planned for sometime in 2015.

Cleveland Museum of Art's Debut Exhibition at Transformer Station, The Unicorn, Opens September 7

CLEVELAND (August 19, 2013) – The Cleveland Museum of Art presents The Unicorn, its debut exhibition at Transformer Station, a new contemporary art venue owned by the Bidwell Foundation on Cleveland’s west side. The Unicorn refers to the book of the same title by Martin Walser, an author whose work often questions how humans continually reshape the past. The works in this group exhibition of five internationally-renowned contemporary artists share the processes and practices involved in the construction and reconstruction of the past.

Curator Conversation: Tantra in Buddhist Art

Posted on August 14, 2013 by kmiers

The Eastern religious practice of Tantra emphasizing ritual, meditation, and visualization is the subject of the second exhibition in the museum’s new Focus Gallery. Tantra in Buddhist Art features twenty works of art that illustrate the spiritual practices of Tantra in the Buddhist context and document its spread across Asia from the seventh to 17th centuries. Inspiration for this exhibition began with a magnificent piece from a bequest to the museum. Hevajra was part of a gift from John and Maxeen Flower and is the defining piece of Tantra in Buddhist Art. We spoke with Sonya Rhie Quintanilla, the George P. Bickford Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art, about how she built the exhibition around Hevajra and the history of Tantric Buddhism.

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