Newly acquired and residing in the contemporary galleries of the East Wing is a sculpture by artist Liza Lou. Continuous Mile (Black) is a large coil of what appears to be rope, but when viewed closely is made entirely from black glass beads. The hand knotted sculpture is the product of Lou's interest in beadwork and her location; her studio is in the city of Durban, South Africa. There she is able to draw on local Zulu men and women to
Lunch, for me, is a salad and an armful of auction catalogs. Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Bonhams and other international houses crowd the shelves of our Recent Acquisitions area – jewels in Paris, furniture in Amsterdam, or Old Master paintings in London, one can hardly believe the offerings available on the market today.
Alex Ash, recent graduate of Case Western University, writes in his winning answer to the Summer of CMA's essay contest, "I have always been fortunate enough to have the wonderful Cleveland Museum of Art right in my backyard," continuing, "Although most of the museum was closed for my four years here, I still was lucky enough to have classes there, as well as access to the best kept art-secret for art lovers in Cleveland–Ingalls library." Congratulations to Alex. Li
Recently added to the Ingalls Library collection through the generous bequest of the Butkin Estate is a wonderful example of book illustration, Kate Greenaway's Birthday Book for Children. The book is a collection of daily verses, written by British children's book author Mrs.