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.
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.
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, OH (September 11, 2018)—The Cleveland Museum of Art’s 2018–2019 Performing Arts Series features some of the most acclaimed performing artists from around the globe. As ever, the museum’s series continues its exciting schedule with a range of artists from traditions far and wide, old and new.
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.
CLEVELAND (June 17, 2018) – Significant recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include The Violin Player, a 17th-century genre painting by Dirck van Baburen; a drawing by Johannes Stradanus, a Netherlandish artist at the Medici court in Florence; an important painting from 1973 by the African American artist Emma Amos; a masterfully carved and unique wooden Bow Stand of the Luba people of south-central Democratic Republic of Congo; and an exceptional, silver-gilt and enamel cigar box by Russian goldsmith Peter Carl Fabergé.
Cleveland, OH (February 25, 2018) – The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) announces ticket information for one of its most anticipated exhibitions of the year, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors. The exhibition will be on view at the CMA from July 7 to September 30, 2018, in The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall and Gallery, as well as in the Ames Family Atrium. Cleveland is the only Midwest venue for Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors.
Cleveland, OH (February 9, 2018) – The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Britany Salsbury as Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings. Salsbury will work closely with Emily Peters, Curator of Prints and Drawings, on the growth, display, and interpretation of the museum’s collection of over 24,000 prints and drawings. Salsbury will assume her responsibilities on March 27.
Cleveland, OH (February 6, 2018) – Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe showcases outstanding masterworks by revered artists who recorded some of the most newsworthy events and impressive spectacles of eighteenth-century Europe. Whether depicting a triumphal procession, a joyous celebration, or the catastrophic eruption of a volcano, the vibrant, colorful, and often monumental paintings in Eyewitness Views re-create what it was like to witness these magnificent occasions.
Cleveland, OH (February 2, 2018) – Come dance, vibe, and enjoy a soulful concoction of music across the decades with DJ Forrest Getem Gump, inspired by Heritage: Wadsworth and Jae Jarrell, from 6:00–10:00 p.m.
Rhythm of the Soul 6:15 & 7:45 p.m.
Explore how the rhythm of the soul is manifest in works from the permanent collection.