Highlights from the Cleveland Museum of Art

I just got back from Cleveland, Ohio – A place I consider home so near and dear to my heart. No trip to Cleveland is complete without a trip to the Cleveland Museum of Art, meeting with friends and strolling through Little Italy.

In my mid-twenties, I managed to get myself into The Cleveland Institute of Art where I majored in Painting and minored in Fiber. It was a wonderful era for me as I reflect on the fabulous apartment I rented in Little Italy which was walking distance to University Circle.

On the weekends I would score free student tickets to see the Cleveland Orchestra perform at Severance Hall, work in the studios at school and roam the galleries at the CMA.

Anselm Kiefer, Lot’s Wife 1989

I took many pictures of the paintings I looked at during my recent trip. Some are new to me, some I consider old friends. I feel these selections relate to my work that is currently on exhibit at Creative Pinellas. Many of these works such as the Kiefer, the Church and the Turner are so embedded in my psyche due to hours of sitting in front of each of them countless times throughout the years. These paintings are so grand to the collection, they rarely travel or go into storage.

Julian Stanczak, Filtered Yellow, 1968


Maurice Denis, The Orange Christ 1889


J. M. W. Turner, The Burning of the House of Lords and Commons, 16 October 1834. 1835


Firelei Baez, Untitled (Plate36) Vertical and Latitudinal Distribution of Animal Life, 2022
Frederic Edwin Church, Twilight in the Wilderness, 1860
Frantisek Kupka, Amorpha: Fugue in Two Colors II. 1910-1911

The Cleveland Museum of Art has an extensive online database that can be accessed at https://www.clevelandart.org

All images posted in this article are paintings from the Cleveland Museum of Art. To learn more about each of the artists’ work and view the collection please follow the link above.


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