Exhibition History Database
This is a comprehensive and searchable listing of exhibitions held at The Cleveland Museum of Art from the Inaugural Loan Exhibition of 1916 through 2015. Museum archives staff maintain and update the database. It includes exhibitions planned by CMA staff, traveling exhibitions initiated by other museums and CMA, and exhibitions planned by the education department and held in gallery space devoted primarily to educational purposes. It does not include exhibitions planned for and circulated in local schools and libraries by the museum's extensions department, unless they were also shown at the museum.
This list was compiled from information about exhibitions that appeared in various museum publications, websites, invitations, press releases, posters, internal memoranda, brochures, and miscellaneous fliers housed in the CMA archives. Its accuracy and completeness is therefore dependent on the quality of information provided by those sources. Exact start and ending dates were particularly difficult to determine for exhibitions held between the years 1929 and 1958. When an exact date is not known, a partial date is listed.Information included in the Exhibition History Database:
- Exhibition Title
- Start and End dates (where available)
- Availibility of archival records for the exhibition. Exhibition records for the years 1916-1992 are housed in the collection "Exhibition Compendium," and where available corresponding box and folder numbers are given. Contact archives staff for information about archival materials from exhibitions held after 1992.
- Availibility of a published catalogue or guide to the exhibition, and if so a link to the item in the Ingalls Library catalog Gallery(s) where the exhibition was installed, where available.
- Availability and format of gallery installation views. If installation views are not digital the box and folder numbers for the photographs in the collection "Registrar's Office: Photographs" are given [if there is a "P" in front of the box/folder numbers, these images are from the "Archives Photograph Collection"].
All archival records and photographs are available in the Museum Archives. Published catalogues and guides are available in the Ingalls Library.
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