In a tiny jewel of a publication lies a concept developed by curator Willem van Zoetendaal -- "to confront period frames with modern photography." Frames revisited: masterpieces of Dutch portrait photography shown in antique frames from the Frits Lugt Collection is an "Exposition-dossier VII" project undertaken by the Neerlandaise Fondation in collaboration with Fondation Custodia in Paris.
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