The Cleveland Museum of Art presents "Michelangelo: Mind of the Master," featuring more than 50 drawings by Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti.
Celebrating the genius that is Michelangelo, the art museum is hosting numerous events from now until January 2020 highlighting the artistic master's work in creative and fun ways to appeal to audiences of all ages.
"Michelangelo: Mind of the Master" is the entire exhibit open now until January 5, 2020. The exhibition includes masterpieces formerly in the collection of Queen Christina of Sweden (1626–1689) on loan from the Teylers Museum, the Netherlands, many of which have never been shown in the U.S.
In addition to the exhibit, guests can experience Michelangelo in other mediums:
MIX: Anatomy: Oct. 4, 6 to 10 p.m. Get drawn in to Michelangelo: Mind of the Master with figure drawing, gallery talks, guest artist displays and soundscapes by Mick Batyske, who has deejayed private events for the likes of Jay-Z, Michelle Obama and MTV.
Turned and Toned: Oct. 12, 2 p.m.
Michelangelo devised an extraordinary number of figural poses throughout his career, from the soldiers in the Battle of Cascina to the ignudi on the Sistine Chapel ceiling and the damned in the Last Judgment. Cammy Brothers, associate professor of visual studies at Northeastern University, considers how the artist used drawing to create so many figures, what they shared and how his approach compared to that of contemporaries such as Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael. Free, but ticket required.
"Michelangelo: Mind of the Master:" Oct. 29, 12 p.m.
Curator Emily Peters leads a tour through the exhibition. Preregistration and exhibition ticket required. Additional dates: Nov. 19, 12 p.m., Dec. 13, 6 p.m.
The Agony and the Ecstasy:
Dec. 29, 31, 1:30 p.m.
Michelangelo clashes with Pope Julius II over the painting of the Sistine Chapel ceiling in this lavish historical drama based on Irving Stone’s novel and directed by Carol Reed. (USA/Italy, 1965, color, Bluray, 138 min.)