On Friday, January 4, 2013, in conjunction with Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes, the Cleveland Museum of Art is excited to present Project Tunic, a runway show inspired by the exhibition. Local designers will present fabulous creations based on the artworks on display in the exhibition in a runway show during the January MIX at CMA.
I greatly hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to see Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes while it is in Cleveland through January 6th of next year.
I invite to you partake in this once-in-a-lifetime event to see amazing, older art in this free exhibition.
This is the first in a series of blogs exploring our fall exhibition, Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes, the first North American exhibition to explore the art of the Wari, a cosmopolitan society that existed in the Andes Mountains of Peru between 600 and 1000 AD and is widely regarded today as ancient Peru’s first empire.
CLEVELAND (October 12, 2012) – The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes, the first North American exhibition to explore the art of the Wari, a cosmopolitan society that existed in the Andes Mountains of Peru between 600 and 1000 AD and is widely regarded today as ancient Peru's first empire. The groundbreaking exhibition examines this relatively unknown episode in ancient South American history through 150 masterful artworks representing a variety of Wari media.
CLEVELAND (September 13, 2012) – The Cleveland Museum of Art has acquired Work No. 965: Half the air in a given space, a 2008 artwork by Martin Creed, one of Great Britain's most acclaimed contemporary artists. From September 30 through November 25, 2012, the work will be on view in the museum's Betty T. and David M. Schneider Gallery (east wing glass box gallery), which has housed a four-year-long installation of sculptures by August Rodin drawn from the museum's collection. Work No.
CLEVELAND (October 3, 2012) – The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Mary Cassatt and the Feminine Ideal in 19th-Century Paris, an exhibition that explores Cassatt's images of women with those of her contemporaries such as Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Berthe Morisot, Auguste Renoir and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
The 2012–2013 VIVA! & Gala season launches on Friday, October 26 with a high-energy, interactive performance by Inca Son (Sound of the Inca). Audience members will have the unique chance to hear and see the traditional music, dance, and attire of an ancient Andean culture renowned for its vibrancy and sophistication.
Many departments and people within the museum are working together to get ready for Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes. For instance, conservators and the curator are in constant collaboration to accomplish this goal. Between 600 and 1000, long before the Inca, the Wari forged a complex society widely regarded today as ancient Peru’s first empire.
CLEVELAND (July 25, 2011) – The Cleveland Museum of Art presents the first major museum exhibition of contemporary photographer Brian Ulrich's work from a decade-long examination of the American consumer psyche in Copia—Retail, Thrift, and Dark Stores, 2001-11. From the Latin word for "plenty," the artist's Copia series explores economic, cultural and political implications of commercialism and American consumer culture.