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The Cleveland Museum of Art Press Releases collection documents exhibitions, events, lectures, accessions, and general museum news from roughly 1930-2021 (bulk 1950-2021).  These digitized press releases are provided by the Cleveland Museum of Art Archives, which collects and preserves institutional records documenting the museum's history as well as manuscript collections. For more information and to search catalogs and finding aids visit library.clevelandart.orgTo view all of the collections...



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The Cleveland Museum of Art announced today that Rebecca C. "Becky" Heller and John Sauerland have been elected to five-year terms as standing members of the Board of Trustees.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art invites you to celebrate love in all its forms Sunday, February 14. Stroll through the galleries with your loved one and enjoy the highly anticipated special exhibition Stories from Storage. Other highlights include a love-inspired self-guided collection tour via the ArtLens App, which can be accessed on- and off-site, and sweet treats for purchase in Provenance Cafe.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art announced today that Manisha Ahuja Sethi has been elected to a five-year term as a standing member of the Board of Trustees.
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Spend spring break at the Cleveland Museum of Art . Visitors may explore favorite galleries, tour limited-time exhibitions and see Peter Fischli and David Weiss' Snowman in the Ames Family Atrium before it goes off view March 21. Visitors may also enjoy lunch in the museum's Provenance Café.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art today announced that it has organized a special installation of four works by renowned artist Vincent van Gogh. On view are two paintings, both masterpieces from the last years of the artist's life, and two works on paper, including the only etching Van Gogh created.
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Recent acquisitions include three objects in stone and ceramic from the Pre-Columbian era; a pair of folding screens by Watanabe Shik?; a pastel portrait by Simon Vouet who took inspiration from Guido Reni and Caravaggio; a rare portrait of Pierre-Auguste Renoir by Impressionist Frederic Bazille; and five photographs by Shawn Walker and Chester Archer Higgins Jr.
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After a delayed debut related to the pandemic, Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia's Sacred Mountain presents the story, context and new restoration of Cleveland's Krishna. The exhibition transports visitors to the dramatic floodplains of southern Cambodia and illustrates the history of the sculpture, spanning 1,500 years and three continents. The exhibition unveils Krishna alongside nine other related large-scale sculptures.
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Four years of conservation at the Cleveland Museum of Art has transformed Orazio Gentileschi's Danaë from a work with yellowed varnish and discolored retouching back to a virtuoso painting featuring crisp drapery and delicate skin tones. The focused exhibition Variations: The Reuse of Models in Paintings by Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi debuts the newly conserved painting.
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Stories from Storage offers a thoughtful and focused examination of multiple important themes through seldom-seen works of art carefully selected by each of the museum's nearly two dozen curators. It conveys not a single, linear narrative but multiple stories that complement one another.
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Private Lives: Home and Family in the Art of the Nabis, Paris, 1889-1900 is the first exhibition to focus on intimate views of home and family by four Nabi artists: Pierre Bonnard, Maurice Denis, Felix Vallotton and edouard Vuillard.
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Picturing Motherhood Now brings together work by 33 diverse contemporary artists who interpret motherhood as a term with many meanings, particularly through works created in the past two decades.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art today announced that its Community Arts Center will open to the public Saturday, June 12. On the same day, the CMA will launch Parade the City, an iteration of Parade the Circle changed in response to the pandemic.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art has released a list of exhibitions that will appear throughout September 2021, with accompanying ticket and admission information.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art has released a list of exhibitions that will appear throughout October 2021, with accompanying ticket and admission information.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art has released a list of exhibitions that will appear throughout May 2021, with accompanying ticket and admission information.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art has released a list of exhibitions that will appear throughout June 2021, with accompanying ticket and admission information.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art has released a list of exhibitions that will appear throughout July 2021, with accompanying ticket and admission information.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art has released a list of exhibitions that will appear throughout August 2021, with accompanying ticket and admission information.
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Odilon Redon (1840-1916) was known as "the prince of mysterious dreams" for creating paintings, drawings and prints that blend fantasy, literature and the subconscious. Collecting Dreams: Odilon Redon celebrates the Cleveland Museum of Art's exceptional holdings of works by Redon, including a newly acquired charcoal drawing.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art has released a list of exhibitions that will appear throughout November 2021, with accompanying ticket and admission information.
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A New York Minute: Street Photography, 1920-1950 and Ashcan School Prints and the American City, 1900-1940 ) explore urban life in New York City during the first half of the 20th century through street photography and urban realism in printmaking.
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New Histories, New Futures centers on three contemporary Black artists' engagement with time and historical revisionism.
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Celebrate Mother's Day at the Cleveland Museum of Art on Sunday, May 9. Families can explore favorite galleries, tour limited-time exhibitions like Stories from Storage and experience the newly reinstalled contemporary art galleries.
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A new exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Fashioning Identity: Mola Textiles of Panama, explores the mola as both a cultural marker and the product of an artistic tradition, demonstrating the important role women artists play in the construction of social identity.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art will reopen to the public on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Going forward, the museum will be open Tuesday to Sunday,10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Virtual MIX at CMA returns Friday, February 5, with MIX: Move. Experience various art periods and styles from the Cleveland Museum of Art's collection in a whole new way--as points of inspiration for dancing and creative play.
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Recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include Aurelio Lombardo's Dido; a drawing by Giulio Romano; and Gustave Caillebotte's Study of a Man with Hands in His Pockets, a rare drawing.
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Celebrated for a wide-ranging and experimental approach to painting that embraces a breadth of sources, Laura Owens returns to her native Northeast Ohio for her first exhibition in the region, Laura Owens: Rerun.
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Modelar la identidad: textiles mola de Panamá, una nueva exposición en el Cleveland Museum of Art, explora la mola como indicador cultural y como el producto de una tradición artística, demostrando el importante papel que las mujeres artistas desempeñan en la construcción de la identidad social.
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El Cleveland Museum of Art ha anunciado su itinerario de exposiciónes hasta el mayo de 2022, incluyendo las que estan installadas y las que vienen en el museo y sus lugares sociales.
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Celebrate the holidays at the Cleveland Museum of Art with tours in limited-time exhibitions like Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia's Sacred Mountain and Picturing Motherhood Now.
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Share the joy of the holiday season with gifts for your loved ones from the Cleveland Museum of Art.
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Gustave Baumann: Colorful Cuts celebrates the 2005 gift to the Cleveland Museum of Art of 65 color woodcuts and 26 drawings from throughout his career by the artist.
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Celebrate Father's Day at the Cleveland Museum of Art Sunday, June 20. Families can explore favorite galleries like the Armor Court and tour free exhibitions.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art has released a schedule of major exhibitions on view through May 22, including exhibitions on view and upcoming at both the Museum and its partner locations.
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Celebrate the holidays at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Visitors can tour limited-time exhibitions like Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia's Sacred Mountain and Picturing Motherhood Now. A special discounted combination ticket for Revealing Krishna and Picturing Motherhood Now is available for $25.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art today announced the reinstallation of its contemporary art galleries. The reimagined galleries stage fresh conversations among works in the museum's contemporary collection, celebrating in particular work by women and artists of color.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art announces the return of City Stages, the museum's free concerts in global music. The parties will take place on Wednesday evenings in front of Transformer Station, with a limited format owing to COVID-19.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art announces ticket information for the highly anticipated Revealing Krishna exhibition, including advance tickets for members and general admission information.
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El Centro de Artes Comunitarias abrirá sus puertas el sábado, el 12 de junio. Ese mismo día el MAC lanzará el Desfile por la ciudad, una reinvención del Desfile por el Circle.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art will host the 2021 Chalk Festival on Saturday, September 11. The festival will feature professional chalk artists and spaces for the public to participate in chalk drawing.
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Snowman, a freezer-encased sculpture first constructed by Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss, is now on view in the Ames Family Atrium.
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Featuring 35 photographic works, Signal Noise: Aaron Rothman surveys 10 years of Aaron Rothman's photographic studies of the landscape of the American West.
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Second Careers: Two Tributaries in African Art probes the connection between historical African art and contemporary practice through a selection of stellar highlights from the Cleveland Museum of Art's African collection and loaned works by six contemporary African artists of different generations.
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Following an international search, the Cleveland Museum of Art announces the appointment of Sarah Scaturro as the Eric and Jane Nord Chief Conservator.
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Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia's Sacred Mountain is the first exhibition dedicated to the art of one of the earliest major Hindu sites in Southeast Asia, featuring immersive digital experiences.
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On Monday, January 20, the Museum will host a free daylong celebration honoring Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., through art, dance, theater, spoken word, music, and art activities and discussions.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art has extended its free special exhibition PROOF: Photography in the Era of the Contact Sheet through Sunday, November 29.
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PROOF: Photography in the Era of the Contact Sheet features approximately 180 works from the collection of Clevelanders Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz that highlight the aims and methods of abroad range of photographers from the second half of the 20th century.
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Due to European travel restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Cleveland Museum of Art has had to postpone indefinitely its presentation of the special exhibition Picasso and Paper this fall.
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Picasso and Paper will be on view at the CMA from September 22 to December 13, 2020, in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall and Gallery.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art announces ticket information for Picasso and Paper, a groundbreaking exhibition featuring Pablo Picasso's lifelong engagement with paper.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art today announced the gift of5 9 important contact sheets and three related individual prints from the collection of Clevelanders Mark Schwartz + Bettina Katz.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art today announced the gift and promised gift of more than 100 paintings, drawings, and prints, Chinese and Japanese ceramics, and other works of art from the collection of Clevelanders Joseph P. and Nancy F. Keithley, valued at more than $100 million.
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Following an international search, the Cleveland Museum of Art announces the appointment of Gerhard Lutz as Robert P. Bergman Curator of Medieval Art.
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This year's roster includes a robust selection of 13 blockbuster exhibitions and scholarly projects, including many collaborations with national and international peer institutions, scheduled through winter 2020.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art today announced that it had reached the goal of the Eric and Jane Nord Family Challenge less than six weeks after the grant was announced in early October.
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Recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include Paul Fehér's Muse with Violin Screen; a 17th-century Japanese handscroll ; a modernist embroidery by Marguerite Zorach; and 10 contemporary videos.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art today announced the appointment of Colleen Russell Criste as deputy director and chief philanthropy officer following an extensive national search.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art will reopen its building in University Circle on Tuesday, June 30.
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For Valentine's Day, the museum will host a day of programs including special exhibitions, ArtLens tours, and specialty menus at Provenance.
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A new exhibition, Bruce Davidson: Brooklyn Gang, features 50 black-and-white photographs, part of a recent anonymous gift to the museum of extensive selections from the artist's archives.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art today announced the reopening of its Paul J. and Edith Ingalls Vignos and Ellen and Bruce Mavec British galleries focusing on the art of Britain from the 1600s to early 1800s.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art today announced that it has launched ArtLens for Slack, the first virtual art exhibition app designed specifically for remote workplaces.
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Focusing on Louis Comfort Tiffany's passion for stained glass as a way to bring Nature's color into the home, Tiffany in Bloom: Stained Glass Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany explores Tiffany's vivid designs in relation to emerging artistic and craft movements at the turn of the 20th century.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art's signature summer event, Solstice, takes place Saturday, June 22, from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. This annual celebration is an energy-filled night of music and art with multiple groups performing simultaneously on two stages.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art announces ticket information for a major international loan exhibition opening this spring: Shinto: Discovery of the Divine in Japanese Art.
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The second rotation of the internationally acclaimed special exhibition Shinto: Discovery of the Divine in Japanese Art opens Thursday, May 23, at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Nearly half of the works on view during the first rotation will be replaced with entirely new works for the second rotation.
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A major international loan exhibition of great importance, featuring 125 works in various media, Shinto: Discovery of the Divine in Japanese Art presents artworks of Shinto, Japan's unique belief system focused on the veneration of divine phenomena called kami.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art today announced record-breaking annual attendance figures, having welcomed 769,435 visitors in 2018, a 31% increase compared to 586,672 visitors in 2017, eclipsing the record from 1987.
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Raúl de Nieves: Fina is the first solo museum exhibition by Raúl de Nieves, featuring a new site-specific installation of figurative sculptures on a mirrored structure in Transformer Station's main gallery.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art today announced an extraordinary gift from the Print Club of Cleveland. In commemoration of its 2019 centennial, the club has presented the museum with a $300,000 gift to be used for the acquisition of prints and drawings and the exhibition of works on paper.
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Pablo Picasso's prolonged engagement with paper is the subject of the groundbreaking exhibition Picasso and Paper, a showing of over 300 works organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in collaboration with the Musee national Picasso, Paris.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art's 2019-2020 Performing Arts Series includes internationally renown artists, the popular Sunday organ recitals, and collaboration with the Cleveland Institute of Music within the galleries.
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The south doors of the Cleveland Museum of Art's historic 1916 building are now open for the spring and summer seasons.
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