This intimate installation includes sumptuous Italian silks, velvets, and altar frontals of the 14th and 15th centuries from the museum’s world-class collection.
Inaugural Textile Gallery exhibition of sumptuous silks, symbols of imperial status, highlighting the museum’s exemplary collection.
The Chinese artist named by Time magazine as among the 10 most persecuted artists in the world, Ai Weiwei will exhibit cast bronze animal heads inspired by an 18th-century Chinese zodiac clock.
The Cleveland Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles are collaborating to bring together 150 objects exploring ancient Sicilian culture from the fifth to the third centuries BC.
This focus exhibition will share what the museum has learned about Apollo the Python-Slayer, the ancient bronze sculpture acquired by the museum in 2004.
Hank Willis Thomas uses photography, video, the web, and installations to examine how history and culture are framed, who is doing the framing, and how these factors affect our views of society. One of the most thoughtful, provocative young American artists of our time, Thomas (born 1976) has already had an impressive decade-long career that includes a 2008 monograph, a fellowship from the Tribeca Film Institute, and exhibitions and acquisitions at prestigious American, European, and African museums and galleries.
This exhibition—the artist’s largest museum show to date and his first in northeast Ohio—was inspired by the museum’s 2012 acquisition of six of his works, all of which will be on view. The exhibition will be on view simultaneously at the Cleveland Museum of Art from October 20, 2013 to March 9, 2014 and at the Transformer Station from December 14, 2013 to March 8, 2014.
This exhibition will take a deep look at a rare collection of African objects acquired by the museum in 2010.
One of the finest collections in North America, the CMA’s miniatures span six centuries, bridge eight European countries as well as America, and number nearly 170 objects. These intimate portraits were exchanged by friends, lovers, and family members as tokens of affection and often commissioned on occasions of departure, marriage, or death. Delicate paintings in watercolor on ivory and vellum or enamel, they might function as relics incorporating human hair, can be set in elaborate boxes or simple frames, and were worn on the body or tucked away in a pocket. This exhibition reawakens the spirit of these works, which are removed by hundreds of years from the hands into which they were originally placed.