CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Museum of Art is a hidden treasure right in our back yard. And like everyone else, they too are adapting to life during the COVID-19 pandemic.
They do this by dusting off some old artifacts and designing an entirely new exhibit that showcases rarely seen art from the museum vault with a little twist
Stories from Storage offers a unique insight into the museum’s works of art.
It gives you a unique perspective on each piece from each of the museum’s nearly two dozen curators.
The team tells a certain story about the piece from their area of expertise – be it photography, painting and sculpture or modern art – and creates a fresh look at the works that are being kept.
The exhibition tells 20 unique stories that re-illuminate many parts of the museum’s collection.
The pandemic has delayed projects that have been in the works for years. That is why the museum has redesigned its exhibition plan by using its own resources.
“There are over 300 works of art in our exhibition, and it takes up our entire exhibition space. Such exhibitions usually take at least a couple of years to organize, but we could do it in just nine months.” said Heather Lemonedes Brown, assistant director and chief curator.
This is a really rare opportunity in the museum.
Much of the artwork in the vault is not on display for reasons such as sensitivity to light, so it cannot be displayed for long periods of time, or it will fade or deteriorate.
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