From the Cleveland Museum of Art, with Love
20 stories about 3,000 years of art. One new spellbinding exhibition.
Community Days: FREE for all every Wednesday beginning April 7 through May 12. Reserved tickets required.
When the pandemic upended international travel in March 2020, temporarily delaying projects that had been in development for years, the museum reimagined its schedule of exhibitions by drawing on its own resources. 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. Each story reveals a unique element within the museum’s encyclopedic collection, representing human creativity across the globe.
“This wonderful new exhibition offers a glimpse into our vault, making available works rarely, if ever, before seen by the public,” said William M. Griswold, director of the Cleveland Museum of Art. “In Stories from Storage, visitors will experience a range of curatorial approaches, expanding our visitors’ understanding of the museum’s collection by adding to, elucidating or even complicating the chronicle of art history we present in our permanent collection galleries.”
With the CMA’s ArtLens App, hear from each curator to learn why they picked the objects for their story in the exhibition. Listen to a special introduction from Director William Griswold, get access to in-depth information with high-resolution images of every artwork on view and gain special insights into each of the 20 stories. Keep the entire exhibition at your fingertips to dive deep whether at home, or at the museum.
Download the FREE App: ArtLens App (ArtLens Download Instructions) is available to download for FREE to iOS9 or higher and to Android devices (5.0+).
Learn about the process of creating this exhibition with insights from museum staff:
Explore all the stories at once or spend several visits carefully delving into several at a time. The exhibition is on view in the museum’s Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall and Gallery from February 7 to May 16, 2021.
Hear from curators on several thematic sections of the exhibition: