The Ingalls Library collection includes approximately 1200 current serial titles. That is quite simply, an overwhelming number. This ongoing series will highlight articles and issues from the Ingalls Library magazine rack, noting publication of Cleveland Museum of Art objects, by curators, and about the museum.
The spring issue of African Arts features an article entitled, New Acquisitions in African Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art, by Curator of African Art, Constantijn Petridis. The article surveys acquisitions to the collection since 2004, including the Leopard Caryatid Stool (2006.138), that is pictured on the cover of the issue. The article is especially useful in that it provides insight into the development of the collection, both recently and historically.
A number of other Cleveland Museum of Art objects have also been published recently. Flagged publications include the January issue of Curator, which features an article by Leonard Steinbach regarding 3-dimensional interpretation in museums. Both the Medieval Table Fountain (1924.859), and the Slant-Top Desk (1942.40), make an appearance in the article. The March issue of Art Bulletin includes an article entitled Theatricalizing Death and Society in The Skeletons' Illusory Performance by Li Song, by Jeehee Hong; the museum's Li Song album leaf, Knickknack Peddler (1963.582), is illustrated. The article notes that the piece is one of only three known Li Song images of a peddler and children; the previous two are held in China. And finally, Kardinal Guillame Dubois (1967.17), by Hyacinthe Rigaud sits in a corner of an article in the January issue of Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte. Sadly, the deep red of the painting is lost in the black and white pages.
On a local note, in the February issue of Style 1900, a craftsman home in Lakewood, Ohio is featured on the cover. The George Kaufman designed home is a sight from the street, but for many this is the first look inside. The graciously appointed home is a treasure to behold and is likely a joy to the owners, also museum members incidentally.