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CLEVELAND (September 18, 2013) – Staff Art Show 2013, the third annual exhibition that highlights works of art created by Cleveland Museum of Art staff members, is now on view in Susan M. Kaesgen Education Gallery and Lobby through December 1, 2013. Curated by David Franklin, the Sarah S. and Alexander M. Cutler Director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the exhibition features 50 artists that represent 14 departments and comprises of versatile media including painting, photography, drawing and sculpture.

After an eight-year hiatus, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Pre-Columbian, Native North American, Japanese, Korean and textile collections will return to public view on Sunday, June 30. The works will be showcased in the museum’s new north wing galleries, located on the second floor adjacent to the new, soaring glass atrium. Designed by architect Rafael Viñoly, the north wing is flanked on either side by the new east wing, which includes the contemporary, modern and impressionist collections, and the west wing, opening in December 2013.

The Cleveland Museum of Art has been awarded a $500,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, which will be used to endow the museum’s interpretation program. The program provides visitors a range of humanities-based interpretive tools to access and understand the works of art on view in the permanent collection and special exhibition galleries. The grant serves as an important catalyst for the establishment of the interpretation endowment and the funds will be matched 3:1 with the additional $1.5 million raised from other sources.

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