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Posted on January 13, 2017 by cmoore

If you’re stocking up on rabbits’ feet and turning the other direction when you see a black cat today, you’re not alone. The reasons Friday the 13th in particular became such an inauspicious day have been lost to history, but both Friday and the number 13 have also been considered unlucky on their own for centuries. Logically, when the two come together on the calendar the misfortune only grows.  

Cleveland, OH (December 15, 2016) The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) has announced the appointment of Marjorie E. (Betsy) Wieseman as the Paul J. and Edith Ingalls Vignos Jr. Curator of European Paintings and Sculpture, 1500–1800. The museum’s collection of Old Master European paintings and sculpture is of international importance, ranging from works created in the early years of the Renaissance through the Rococo period. Wieseman’s appointment follows an international search. She will assume her responsibilities at the CMA sometime this spring.

CLEVELAND (December 13, 2016) – Recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include an album of 37 photographs by acclaimed 19th-century Indian artist Raja Deen Dayal; a painting by Wadsworth Jarrell, a founding member and leading figure of AfriCOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists); and photographs of African American life in the 1960s by photographers Louis Draper and Leonard Freed that will be featured in an upcoming special exhibition in the museum’s Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz Photography Gallery. 

Cleveland (October 24, 2016) William Griswold, Director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, has announced the successful conclusion of the capital campaign that raised funds to support the museum’s historic renovation and expansion project.  The building project was completed on time and $30 million under budget at $320 million. The announcement was made at the museum’s centennial gala, CMAx100 on October 22. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JOINT PRESS STATEMENT – CAROLE S. RENDON, UNITED STATES ATTORNEY FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO AND THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART

Mike Tobin         
U.S. Attorney’s Office         
Michael.tobin [at] usdoj.gov                
216-622-3651                 

CLEVELAND (September 13, 2016) – Recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include Surrealist André Masson’s Paysage au serpent (Landscape with Snake), a rare example of the artist’s automatic painting technique; a new, monumental drawing by leading contemporary artist Kara Walker; and a photograph by Shirin Neshat, an artist who creates still photographs, videos and films that explore gender roles in post-revolutionary Iran.

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