Today at the Museum
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Enjoy chalk artists and entertainment at no charge, or chalk your own pictures.
Celebrate the 35th Fine Print Fair, the Print Club of Cleveland’s annual benefit for the museum’s Department of Prints and Drawings.
Public tours are offered daily at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Additional tours offered on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
Set in late 19th-century Turin, this Italian labor classic focuses on an itinerant professor who organizes a workers’ strike at a local textile factory. The movie’s honest, humane, often-funny screenplay was nominated for an Academy Award.
Special Exhibition Tours Wednesday, July 17–Sunday, September 29, 2019. Join CMA volunteer docents for tours of Medieval Monsters. Limit 25.
Print collecting is a pursuit that can satisfy many different interests and budgets. But how do collections take shape? When does buying prints turn into collecting them? What drives collectors?
Organized in celebration of the centennial of the Print Club of Cleveland, this exhibition presents a selection of significant prints generously donated to the museum by the club over the past 100 years.
The first commissioned artwork for the Ames Family Atrium, Ámà: The Gathering Place by Emeka Ogboh (Nigerian, b. 1977) is an installation integrating sound, sculpture, and textiles.
Cai Guo-Qiang: Cuyahoga River Lightning features three monumental gunpowder works by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang (b. 1957), known for his explosion events, gunpowder paintings, and installations, all using environmentally friendly material.
Color and Comfort: Swedish Modern Design will present the modern styling of mid-twentieth-century Swedish design, featuring textiles, ceramics, and glass from the CMA’s collection.
This video features footage of the production of akwétè cloths. One of West Africa’s oldest and most celebrated textile traditions, akwétè is named for an Igbo community in southeast Nigeria and woven exclusively by women.
Monsters captivated the imagination of medieval men and women, just as they continue to fascinate us today.