Today at the Museum
Thursday, February 22, 2018
At the turn of the 1200s, the Khmer Empire of Cambodia was one of the most powerful in the world. From 1181 to 1218, King Jayavarman VII ruled under the banner of Buddhism and expanded his dominions to include most of peninsular Southeast Asia.
“Nature is a great artist. The greatest,” said photographer Brett Weston, who made it his primary subject matter.
The beginning of the 20th century brought a surge of challenges to the prevailing styles and procedures for art making in Europe.
Inspired by the Cleveland Museum of Art’s recent acquisition of Wadsworth Jarrell’s Heritage (1973), a painting of great significance, the exhibition Heritage: Wadsworth and Jae Jarrell examines the work and enduring legacy of multidisciplinary artists Wadsworth and Jae Jarrell.
In 2017 major museums in Europe and America are celebrating the centennial of Auguste Rodin’s (1840–1917) death with traveling exhibitions, permanent collection installations, and educational activities.
During her brief career, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951–1982) worked across media exploring how a sense of self is shaped by experiences of exile and displacement. Cha’s interests are distilled in Mouth to Mouth (1975) and Permutations (1976), on view in the Video Project Room.
Vibrantly patterned woven, printed, and embroidered textiles join the museum’s collection of rare Kelmscott Press books in this exhibition exploring William Morris, the Victorian designer and poet who was a pioneer of the Arts and Crafts movement.