The Cleveland Museum of Art and Literary Cleveland collaborated on a call for submissions following the theme of dark, fantastic, suspenseful, or just plain spooky writing inspired by the visionary art on view in the exhibition Collecting Dreams: Odilon Redon. This short story by Maria Rybakova is one of two…

By Beth Edelstein, CMA Objects Conservator

CMA Staff members with curators Nadiah Rivera Fellah and Emily Liebert looking on as The Nest is installed.

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in preparing for a new exhibition? This fall is full of exciting new shows, and Picturing Motherhood Now, an exhibition that brings together works by a diverse range of contemporary artists to narrate an…

By Audrey Chan, Summer 2021 Warshawsky/Summer on the Cuyahoga Fellow in Interpretation at the CMA

In this essay, Audrey combines the descriptive and interpretive writing skills she learned during her summer fellowship with a poem to create a visual analysis of an artwork in the CMA’s collection.

When people reflect…

By Margie Moskovitz, CMA Docent

The Docent Program is a volunteer teaching service organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Department of Public and Academic Engagement. Docents interact with visitors and create lasting memories through tours of the finest artistic and cultural traditions represented in our collection. …

By CMA’s Gallery Teachers: Molly Philips, Jeremiah Myers, Ashaé Burgess, Jen Gallagher, and Paula Jackson

When was the last time you took a field trip to the Cleveland Museum of Art? A visit to the museum is what you make of it, and as adults, we can still have fun…

By Britany Salsbury, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings

Anyone who has visited Private Lives: Home and Family in the Art of the Nabis, Paris, 1889–1900, now in its last few days, may be tempted to draw connections to CMA’s upcoming exhibition Collecting Dreams: Odilon Redon.

At first glance, one

By Beth Edelstein, CMA Objects Conservator

Krishna’s torso is moved into alignment with the upper section of the sculpture in the new reconstruction, 2021

According to Sanskrit texts, Krishna, an avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu, once hoisted a mountain overhead to shelter people and cattle from a mighty storm brought upon them by Indra, the god of rain and lightning, whom Krishna had angered. …

By Cameron Findlay, 2021 Warshawsky Fellow in Collections Management at the CMA

Cameron Findlay was the 2021 Warshawsky Fellow in the CMA Collections Management Department where she worked on a long-term loan digitization project. …

You may have heard of Humans of New York, the project by Brandon Stanton involving the pictures and interviews collected on the streets of New York City. If you’ve ever visited NYC, you know what it’s like to be in the center of a city that never sleeps. …

By Viktoria Weinebeck, Curator at the Domkammer in Münster

One of CMA’s current exhibitions, “Medieval Treasures from Münster Cathedral” features a collection of relics and reliquaries kept in the Cathedral of Saint Paul in Münster, in northwestern Germany. For the medieval Christian, collections of relics and reliquaries held spiritual power…

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