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The Cleveland Museum of Art Announces Record Attendance in 2018

Cleveland, OH (January 15, 2019) – The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) today announced record-breaking annual attendance figures, having welcomed 769,435 visitors in 2018, a 31% increase compared to 586,672 visitors in 2017. The total eclipses the previous record set more than 30 years ago in 1987, when the museum welcomed 719,620 guests. Since its founding in 1916, more than 44 million people have walked through CMA’s doors.

Seth D. Pevnick Appointed Curator of Greek and Roman Art

Cleveland, OH (December 20, 2018)–The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) has announced the appointment of Seth D. Pevnick as Curator of Greek and Roman Art. The museum’s outstanding collection of art from classical antiquity is characterized by singular works of great quality, including many that are exceptional for their distinctive iconography, form, craftsmanship or cultural significance. Pevnick’s appointment follows an international search. He will assume his responsibilities at the CMA in March 2019. 

The Cleveland Museum of Art Debuts New Northern European Galleries

Cleveland, OH (December 18, 2018) – The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) today announced the opening of its reimagined Northern European galleries (213–15) featuring art of the Netherlands, Germany, Central Europe, and France from about 1600 to 1725. The completely redesigned galleries feature a selection of beloved masterworks from the permanent collection as well as several important new acquisitions on view for the first time.

The Cleveland Museum of Art Presents Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern

Cleveland, OH (November 19, 2018) – Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern offers a unique look into the fascinating connections among the paintings, personal style, and public persona of one of America’s most celebrated artists. Throughout her 65-year career, O’Keeffe defied convention and forged a fiercely independent identity that was integral to her art.

The Cleveland Museum of Art Announces New Acquisition: Pair of Candle Stands, c. 1773, by Thomas Chippendale

Cleveland, OH (November 9, 2018)— The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) today announces the acquisition, at auction in London in July, of an exceptional pair of gilded candle stands (torchères), made by Thomas Chippendale, the most recognizable and important English eighteenth-century cabinetmaker. Of columnar form with finely carved acanthus leaves, swags, fluting, and oval masks depicting the Roman goddess Diana, these remarkable works exhibit Chippendale’s masterful understanding of neoclassical proportion, scale, and ornament.

The Cleveland Museum of Art Announces Record-Breaking Summer

Cleveland (October 18, 2018) – The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) today announced record-breaking summer attendance, welcoming 305,692 visitors to the institution from July 1 through September 30, 2018. This is the highest summer attendance in the museum’s history, more than doubling the number of visitors during the same period in 2017. This increase is a result of the landmark exhibition Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, which attracted more than 120,000 visitors from all 50 states and 23 countries in Europe, Asia, South America and Australia.

The Cleveland Museum of Art and Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler Acquire Exceptional Collection of North Indian Court Paintings

This year, more than 200 Rajput and Pahari paintings from the prestigious Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Ralph Benkaim Collection have been divided between two public museums, the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA), making them both significant repositories of Indian court painting from the 1600s to 1800s. 

Cleveland Museum of Art Announces Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan

CLEVELAND (August 12, 2018) – The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) today released its first diversity, equity and inclusion plan. The plan outlines a comprehensive and concrete series of initiatives that will advance the CMA’s recently adopted strategic plan, Making Art Matter, as the museum activates and strengthens its commitment to all audiences.

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