The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art The CMA creates transformative experiences through art, “for the benefit of all the people.”
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The Cleveland Museum of Art offers dynamic experiences that illuminate the power and enduring relevance of art in today’s global society. The museum builds, preserves, studies, and shares its outstanding collections of art from all periods and parts of the world, generating new scholarship and understanding, while serving as a social and intellectual hub for its community.

Come behind the scenes in Venice, Italy! Follow along as the Cleveland Museum of Art and Cincinnati Art Museum major sur...
04/18/2024

Come behind the scenes in Venice, Italy! Follow along as the Cleveland Museum of Art and Cincinnati Art Museum major survey of Pakistani-American artist Shahzia Sikander premieres this weekend at the Palazzo Soranzo Van Axel in Venice.

This Collateral Event of the 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia Shahzia Sikander: Collective Behavior, is the most comprehensive presentation of the artist’s work to date, bringing together more than 30 works made over three and a half decades, including new site-specific drawings and glasswork created for this exhibition.

Learn more at the link in our bio.
01. Shahzia Sikander: Collective Behavior at the Palazzo Soranzo Van Axel, a Collateral Event of the 60th International Art Exhibition -- La Biennale di Venezia. Liquid Light, Version 2 (2024), Photo © gerdastudio. Courtesy the artist, Cincinnati Museum of Art, and Cleveland Museum of Art

02. Photography by James Mollison

03. Promiscuous Intimacies (2020). Photo © gerdastudio. Courtesy the artist, Cincinnati Museum of Art, and Cleveland Museum of Art

04. Study for the Scroll (1998). Photo © gerdastudio. Courtesy the artist, Cincinnati Museum of Art, and Cleveland Museum of Art

05. Photo © gerdastudio. Courtesy the artist, Cincinnati Museum of Art, and Cleveland Museum of Art

06. Liquid Light, Version 2 (2024), Photo © gerdastudio. Courtesy the artist, Cincinnati Museum of Art, and Cleveland Museum of Art

07. Promiscuous Intimacies (2020). Photo © gerdastudio. Courtesy the artist, Cincinnati Museum of Art, and Cleveland Museum of Art

We’re just over a week away from the 39th Fine Print Fair, brought to you by the Print Club of Cleveland. 📜 Browse and s...
04/17/2024

We’re just over a week away from the 39th Fine Print Fair, brought to you by the Print Club of Cleveland. 📜

Browse and shop one of the largest displays of works on paper from 15 dealers from across the USA. Free and open to the public. April 25-28, 2024. ✨

More information here:
https://bit.ly/3VwPSC8

POV: going through the day after losing the  mini games 🖼️ Sweet Melancholy, 1756. Joseph-Marie Vien (French, 1716–1809)...
04/16/2024

POV: going through the day after losing the mini games

🖼️ Sweet Melancholy, 1756. Joseph-Marie Vien (French, 1716–1809). 1996.1

04/14/2024

✨ON VIEW NOW ✨

Africa & Byzantium-- an exhibition considering the complex artistic relationships between northern and eastern African kingdoms and the Byzantine Empire from the fourth century CE and beyond.

Together, these great civilizations created their own unique arts while also building a shared visual culture across the regions linked by the Mediterranean and Red Seas, the Nile River, and the Sahara Desert.

The first international loan exhibition to treat this subject, the show includes more than 160 works of secular and sacred art from across geographies and faiths, including large-scale frescoes, mosaics, and luxury goods such as metalwork, jewelry, panel paintings, architectural elements, textiles, and illuminated manuscripts.

On view now until July 21st. Visit CMA.org to learn more.

04/12/2024

The Cleveland Museum of Art is thrilled to present a concert featuring the internationally acclaimed ensemble Sybarite5.

Join us on April 19th as Sybarite5 dazzles their audience with their luxurious sound and unexpected programming.

Tickets and more information is available at CMA.org/events/sybarite5

04/11/2024

Inspired by Icon of the Mother of God and Infant Christ (Virgin Eleousa) on view in our upcoming exhibition, Africa & Byzantium, Aleksandra Vrebalov performs Antennae, a site-specific concert in the galleries and Ames Family Atrium. ✨

Join us on Friday, April 12, at 7:30 for this free performance that will take place throughout the entire museum.

More information at CMA.org.

Introducing our conservation intern in the Asian painting lab, 林昀聖 (Benson Lin). Benson is a conservation graduate stude...
04/08/2024

Introducing our conservation intern in the Asian painting lab, 林昀聖 (Benson Lin).

Benson is a conservation graduate student from Taiwan, enrolled in the same program that Ika Hsiao, our East Asian Painting Conservator specializing in Chinese paintings, graduated from! Benson’s major focuses on the conservation and mounting of the silk and paper-based Chinese paintings. Before interning at the CMA, he has over seven years of experience in Chinese painting conservation.

Now, let’s look at what he’s doing in our June and Simon K.C. Li Chinese Painting Conservation lab!

In 📸1, you can see Benson and Ika consolidating the ink on a new acquisition, Bamboo in Snow, 1818 (2023.161), which is going to be remounted to a hanging scroll.

📸2, Benson lines the mounting silk with Xuan paper, also for Bamboo in Snow.

📸3, Our East Asian Painting Conservator specializing in Japanese paintings, Sara Ribbans, guides Benson in lining a silk brocade with the traditional Japanese mounting method.

📸4, Benson mends the creases on the back of a handscroll, Tao Yuanming’s Return Home, 1300s (1982.152). The mending strips, also called 頂條(reinforcing strips), are made of kozo paper, create a support for the creases, so the scroll can be safely displayed without creases and tears.

04/04/2024

✨COMING SOON ✨

Africa & Byzantium— an exhibition considering the complex artistic relationships between northern and eastern African kingdoms and the Byzantine Empire from the fourth century CE and beyond.

Together, these great civilizations created their own unique arts while also building a shared visual culture across the regions linked by the Mediterranean and Red Seas, the Nile River, and the Sahara Desert.

The first international loan exhibition to treat this subject, the show includes more than 160 works of secular and sacred art from across geographies and faiths, including large-scale frescoes, mosaics, and luxury goods such as metalwork, jewelry, panel paintings, architectural elements, textiles, and illuminated manuscripts.

The art and faith of these historical kingdoms—including Christianity, Judaism, and Islam—resonate with many worldwide today.

🗓️ On view starting April 14th.
🔗Visit the link to learn more: https://www.clevelandart.org/exhibitions/africa-byzantium

Beautiful. Thanks for stopping by! ✨
04/04/2024

Beautiful. Thanks for stopping by! ✨

A Thinker Sunflare in Cleveland, OH

04/04/2024

Join the FACC Foundation and the Cleveland Museum of Art for a special dedication and glimpse into Cleveland's emerging French Cultural Garden.

When the cherry blossoms are at peak bloom, but it’s also the rainiest/windiest day of spring… You know what they say—li...
04/02/2024

When the cherry blossoms are at peak bloom, but it’s also the rainiest/windiest day of spring…

You know what they say—life imitates art.

🌸 Cherry Blossoms in the Wind, late 1790s. Utagawa Toyokuni (Japanese, 1769–1825).1975.97

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04/02/2024

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Tonight’s Wade Lagoon Sunset in Cleveland, OH

We have an astronomical week ahead— and the perfect exhibition to go with it. 🌙 Timed to coincide with the total solar e...
04/01/2024

We have an astronomical week ahead— and the perfect exhibition to go with it. 🌙

Timed to coincide with the total solar eclipse visible in Cleveland on April 8, Barbara Bosworth: Sun Light Moon Shadow explores Bosworth’s photographs of light—from eclipses, sunrises, and sunsets to the luminescent glow of fireflies and a flashlight. 🌌

More information can be found at https://bit.ly/3xshZbF.

How it feels to fall for an April Fools' joke:
04/01/2024

How it feels to fall for an April Fools' joke:

03/31/2024

Not able to stop in and check out our Imperial Red Cross Easter Egg in person?

Visit https://bit.ly/3PJ1Bd9 to explore the 3D rendering! 🥚

Spring is in bloom at CMA! 🌷Take a stroll around the vibrant galleries, Fine Arts Garden + Wade Lagoon this Easter Sunda...
03/31/2024

Spring is in bloom at CMA! 🌷

Take a stroll around the vibrant galleries, Fine Arts Garden + Wade Lagoon this Easter Sunday. We're open until 5:00. ✨

Waiting for the solar eclipse like
03/29/2024

Waiting for the solar eclipse like

Date night, date night, date night. ✨We're open late tonight. Just had to let you know. Plan your visit at clevelandart....
03/29/2024

Date night, date night, date night. ✨

We're open late tonight. Just had to let you know. Plan your visit at clevelandart.org.

Tickets to the 48th  are on sale! More than 360 films are part of this year’s lineup, including our partnered film Minte...
03/29/2024

Tickets to the 48th are on sale!

More than 360 films are part of this year’s lineup, including our partnered film Minted. Use discount code CMA to receive $1 off each ticket purchase! : www.clevelandfilm.org

For many years, the Fine Arts Garden was host to the annual Easter parade where Clevelanders showed off their finery whi...
03/28/2024

For many years, the Fine Arts Garden was host to the annual Easter parade where Clevelanders showed off their finery while enjoying the mild spring weather among the flowers. 🌷

By the 1950s the Easter bunny put in a regular appearance. Can you spot it? 🐰

Celebrate the 39th Fine Print Fair, brought to you by the Print Club of Cleveland.Browse and shop one of the largest dis...
03/25/2024

Celebrate the 39th Fine Print Fair, brought to you by the Print Club of Cleveland.

Browse and shop one of the largest displays of works on paper from 15 dealers from around the US. Free and open to the public. April 25-28, 2024.

More information here: https://bit.ly/3VwPSC8

We’re almost there…Have you checked out University Circle’s 2024 Spring Blooms Tracker recently? 🌱🌸🌸🌸 Follow along to se...
03/21/2024

We’re almost there…

Have you checked out University Circle’s 2024 Spring Blooms Tracker recently? 🌱

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Follow along to see when the beautiful cherry blossoms, magnolias, and other spring blooms along Wade Lagoon and throughout the Circle will be fully bloomed.

🔗 universitycircle.org/blooms

Us staring out the window watching the snow fall one day after Spring has begun… 🎨: Portrait of a Man, 1880. Gustave Cai...
03/20/2024

Us staring out the window watching the snow fall one day after Spring has begun…

🎨: Portrait of a Man, 1880. Gustave Caillebotte (French, 1848–1894). 2009.157

Fridays are for immersing yourself in art, music, food, and cocktails. Join us for Tasting Notes, brought to you by Prov...
03/19/2024

Fridays are for immersing yourself in art, music, food, and cocktails. Join us for Tasting Notes, brought to you by Provenance Restaurant at the CMA. 🎶🍸🍴

Occurring every Friday in March and April except the first Friday of each month, Tasting Notes invites guests to indulge in Provenance’s curated Taste the Art menu, a collaboration between Chef Doug Katz and Bon Appétit, while enjoying a live band performing jazz from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

For more information, visit cma.org/datenight. ✨

It’s Spring! (don’t check the outside temperature) 🌱🌷🖼️ Gardener’s House at Antibes, 1888. Claude Monet (French, 1840–19...
03/19/2024

It’s Spring! (don’t check the outside temperature) 🌱🌷

🖼️ Gardener’s House at Antibes, 1888. Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926).1916.1044

New York Times' Breakout Star of 2023, Rose B. Simpson, is working on her site-specific project for the Cleveland Museum...
03/18/2024

New York Times' Breakout Star of 2023, Rose B. Simpson, is working on her site-specific project for the Cleveland Museum of Art titled Strata.

According to the artist, Strata is inspired by time spent in Cleveland, “the architecture of the museum, the possibility of the space, tumbled stones from the shores of Lake Erie,” as well as her own Indigenous heritage and the landscape of her ancestral homelands of Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico, where she was born and raised and where she lives and works.

Learn more about this project here: https://www.clevelandart.org/exhibitions/rose-b-simpson-strata

You're never too young to unleash your inner artist. 🎨Plan your visit at cma.org/visit
03/15/2024

You're never too young to unleash your inner artist. 🎨

Plan your visit at cma.org/visit

Five years ago, in January 2019, the CMA launched its Open Access initiative, which makes available to the public high-r...
03/14/2024

Five years ago, in January 2019, the CMA launched its Open Access initiative, which makes available to the public high-resolution images of more than half the artworks in our collection, completely free to view, use, remix, and more. ✨

Learn more at: https://bit.ly/49QgLFH

03/14/2024

Meet the muses who reside in our French Neoclassical gallery. ✨

This cycle of five paintings was executed to fulfill a commission from businessman François Boyer-Fonfréde. They were intended to decorate his home in his native Toulouse and constitute a rare instance of a complete cycle of major paintings that remain intact rather than being split up and separately dispersed.

🎨 Charles Meynier (French, 1768-1832)

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