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The Print Club of Cleveland, the oldest museum affiliate group in the nation, has every year since 1924 issued an annual print exclusively for its members. After admiring a recent work by Dali – The Sleep of Nautilus (1938) made for the Steuben Glass Works – the club asked the artist to submit proposal drawings based on mythological themes for their 1945 print. Dali’s first proposal, Rapt d’Afrique, was rejected as being too sensational.
The Cleveland Museum of Art has announced the appointment of Heather Saunders as Director of the Ingalls Library. Her appointment follows an international search. She will assume her responsibilities at the museum in May.
As Director of the Ingalls Library, Saunders will foster the library’s collection development as well as its services and programs to ensure that it continues to support the museum’s mission in providing access to a world-class collection of research materials for patrons locally, nationwide, and abroad. Saunders will oversee a staff of 20 employees.
In addition to providing us with Facebook, Instagram, and cat videos galore, the digital revolution has allowed libraries and cultural institutions across the world to make their holdings available online. The Ingalls Library, thanks to the purchase of a state of the art book scanner, is pleased to participate in this trend toward digital scholarship with a book digitization program.
Emery May Holden Norweb, who was known as a grande dame of Cleveland, was one of the most influential women in the history of the Cleveland Museum of Art. She was born on November 30, 1895 in Salt Lake City. Her grandfather, Liberty Holden, was the owner of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and her father was Albert Holden, a successful mining engineer. At the start of the First World War, Emery was driving ambulances and working in hospitals in France, and it was during this time that she married R. Henry Norweb. R. Henry Norweb was a United States diplomat, so throughout the couple’s marriage they lived in numerous places around the world, including Tokyo, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Bolivia, Peru, Portugal, and Cuba.
Celebrating Ohio winter holidays wouldn't be the same without snow, so what better image to share in December than Yamamoto Shōun's delightful Children Playing: Snowman? Look at these adorable children, rolling snow, blowing on their fingers, and creating their snowman with big eyes and a stick mouth! The baby perched shoulder high dangles a toy, as two others behind him roll a giant ball of snow into shape. The Japanese patterns on their clothing really catch the viewer's eye, as do the expressions on their faces.