This installation of masterpieces from the Cleveland Museum of Art is the first of two rotations that will be on view in the Willard-Newell Gallery beginning in late January. This partnership between the AMAM and the CMA will be followed by two major exhibitions of American and Old Master Paintings from the CMA at the AMAM in the Fall 2006 and Spring 2007.
Jacques-Louis David from the CMA
January 31 - April 2, 2006
David's impressively large and humorously erotic painting was made during the artist's exile in Brussels. It depicts Cupid's dilemma as he finds his wing caught under his lover's body, making it impossible for him to leave unoticed as dawn breaks in the background.
Jacques-Louis David (French, 1748-1825)
Cupid and Psyche, 1817
Oil on canvas
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund, 1962.37
18th- and 19th-Century English Paintings from the CMA
April 4 - June 4, 2006
This installation of works from the Cleveland Museum of Art includes portraits by preeminent 18th-century artists Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough, and landscapes by Richard Wilson and John Constable. Ranging in date from the 1760s to 1828, these four paintings were chosen to complement the selection of British paintings from the AMAM's collection currently on view in the Willard-Newell Gallery.