Cleveland is proud to be home to so many amazing cultures and nationalities. Our Asian/Pacific American community is a huge part of what makes us who we are. As we celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage month this May, head to Cleveland Museum of Art to explore four beautiful celebrations of Asian culture on display right now.
Japan's Floating World – On display through Oct. 9
A significant share of paintings, prints, and decorative arts made in Japan from the mid-1700s to mid-1800s captured artists’ responses to urban sex and entertainment districts unofficially known as the ukiyo, or "floating world."
Martial Art of India – On display through Aug. 21
Scenes of battles and portraits of soldiers in Indian painting include both historical and mythical, real and idealized images—and often in combination. This selection of paintings from the museum’s permanent collection reveals a range of depictions from historical documents to illustrations of epic tales.
Migrations of Memory - The Poetry and Power of Music – On display through May 8
Surrounded by classical Chinese paintings and instruments from the museum’s collection, the central installation Migrations of Memory—Wild Geese Descend on Level Sands by contemporary Chinese artist Peng Wei addresses the vital role of music and the arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Creating Urgency: Modern and Contemporary Korean Art – On display through Oct. 23
Creating Urgency: Modern and Contemporary Korean Art sparks a stimulating discussion about contemporary Korean artists and their expressive language of defining diasporic artistic identities.