In celebration of its centennial in 2016, the Cleveland Museum of Art is marking its anniversary with a series of exceptional loans from select collections around the world. Some are directly related to our own works; others highlight an artist or object not currently represented in our collection. This program includes masterworks from such eminent museums as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the J. Paul Getty Museum. More than a dozen works of art spanning 500 years and representing cultures from four continents will be featured.
Over the course of 2016, a series of paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts will invite dynamic juxtapositions and dialogues with objects from the CMA’s permanent collection, and will provide the opportunity for visitors to rediscover our renowned holdings, which constitute the core of our identity and remarkable reputation. The rich array of objects generously loaned by other institutions underscores the collegial relationship the CMA enjoys with museums across the country. It also acknowledges the important role the CMA plays as a lender to other institutions’ special exhibitions. Over the course of the year, visitors will encounter paintings by Titian, John Singer Sargent, Vassily Kandinsky, and Marcel Duchamp, as well as a Luba mask from the Congo, a seventeenth-century silver sculpture from Tibet, and a garland-style diamond necklace by Tiffany and Co., among other masterworks. Check back throughout the year to see newly announced centennial loans.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website