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Today at the Museum
Thursday, April 17, 2014

10:30 am
Studio Play

Every Thursday from 10:30–11:00 a.m. Join us in Studio Play for Art Stories, a weekly storytime program that combines children's books, artworks from the CMA collection, and hands-on activities. Designed for children ages 2 to 5 and their favorite grown-up to participate in together, Art Stories is led by museum educators.

11:00 am
Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Gallery

Explore the special exhibition Van Gogh Repetitions with our docents. Exhibition ticket required.

12:30 pm

Get some food for thought with Art Bites! These lunchtime talks are unique explorations of the galleries inspired by your favorite books, television shows, and more, all in thirty minutes or less.

1:30 pm

There’s nothing better than tagging along on a public tour to learn new perspectives and hear great storytelling about the works in our collections. Public tours are offered daily at 1:30pm Tuesday through Sunday. Tours depart from the Information Desk in the Atrium, where docent guide and topic will be listed.

2:30 pm

Explore the special exhibition Remaking Tradition: Modern Art of Japan from the Tokyo National Museum with our docents. Exhibition ticket required.

Beijing: Contemporary and Imperial: Photographs by Lois Conner is a vast visual tour of contemporary China, allowing us to reflect on China’s rising power in the context of its history and cultural landscape. The exhibition covers a span of three centuries, embracing the dynastic glory of the Qing and its decline, the revolutionary 20th century, and the post-imperial and post-socialist story of Beijing and China today.

Inaugural Textile Gallery exhibition of sumptuous silks, symbols of imperial status, highlighting the museum’s exemplary collection.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is delighted to present Making a Connection: The Cleveland School of the Arts Senior Exhibition. With education central to the museum’s mission, we value the opportunity to showcase student creativity across the visual arts and collaborate with educational institutions in the greater Cleveland area.

Our Stories: African American Prints and Drawings explores the concerns of black artists like Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Martin Puryear, and Kara Walker from the 1930s until today. The art produced by black artists reflects timely political and social issues, the importance of music and religion in African American culture, and candid portrayals of daily life. The realities of poverty, the search for identity, and the universal struggle for freedom, social justice, and human dignity are depicted with a rare emotional intensity and a deeply felt humanity.

Remaking Tradition: Modern Art of Japan from the Tokyo National Museum features over 50 masterpieces of modern Japanese art from the Tokyo National Museum. Exhibition highlights include six objects considered "Important Cultural Properties of Japan." These include Dancing Lady Maiko Girl by Kuroda Seiki and Portrait of Reiko by Kishida Ryusei as well as other important works in Japanese modern art history such as Mount Fuji Rising above Clouds by Yokoyama Taikan and Spring Rain by Shimomura Kanzan. This will be one of the largest exhibitions focused on Japanese modern art on view in the United States since World War II.

Showcases the development and primacy of Netherlandish manuscript painting during the later Middle Ages with works from the permanent collection

Treasures on Paper showcases more than seventy of the museum’s finest prints and drawings acquired throughout the institution’s history. Masterpieces such as a series of fifty fifteenth-century engravings hand-colored in gold by the Master of the E-Series Tarocchi illustrating a philosophical hierarchy of the universe, as well as a dazzling watercolor of horses fighting by the young Romantic artist Théodore Géricault, helped lay the foundations of the collection in the 1920s.

The Cleveland Museum of Art and The Phillips Collection have joined together to develop a ground-breaking exhibition that will present new insights into the art of Vincent van Gogh through a study of his “repetitions,” a term the artist used to describe a distinctive genre of works in his oeuvre. As the first exhibition to focus specifically on pairs or groups of works by Van Gogh that feature nearly identical compositions, this project seeks to make a valuable contribution to Van Gogh scholarship and to give broad audiences a new understanding of a fascinating aspect of the artist’s work.