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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 (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.

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