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Lunchtime Lecture - CMA Backstories: Women Collectors Build Cleveland Collections

Cleveland Museum of Art

  • Date Tuesday, October 04, 2022
  • Time 12:00PM - 12:30PM
Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art is renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection, which includes almost 45,000 objects and spans 6,000 years of achievement in the arts. Having recently completed an ambitious, multi-phase renovation and expansion project across... more

Come to the CMA for a quick bite of art history. Every first Tuesday of each month, join curators, conservators, scholars, and other museum staff for 30-minute talks on objects currently on display in the museum galleries.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection. Throughout the years, the museum has relied on the expertise and generosity of benefactors, many of whom were women, to achieve this goal. In this lecture, Leslie Cade, director of Ingalls Library and Museum Archives, introduces a few of these extraordinary women, including Emery May Norweb, whose Pre-Columbian art formed the basis of the museum’s collection in that area, and India Early Minshall, an expert in Russian history and Fabergé.

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Photo: Pendant (detail), AD 400–700. Panama, International Style. Cast gold; 7.4 x 5.2 x 5.2 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Norweb Collection, 1939.509

Lunchtime Lecture - CMA Backstories: Women Collectors Build Cleveland Collections

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