Today, the Cleveland Museum of Art received its largest gift in 60 years by prominent local philanthropists Joseph P. Keithley and Nancy F. Keithley. The CMA collection will see the addition of over 100 Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Modernist works, along with Japanese and Chinese ceramics. The collection is valued at over $100 million USD.
Of the 100 works, 97 are outright gifts, while 17 are promised to enter the collection in the future. Highlights include five paintings by Pierre Bonnard, six watercolors by John Marin and a pastel by Eugène Boudin. Individual works by acclaimed artists Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissarro, and Andrew Wyeth will also be added to the collection. “It is important to us to share our collection with our fellow Northeast Ohioans, and we felt the Cleveland Museum of Art was a perfect home for the works of art we have assembled, cherished, and now joyfully make available to all,” said Mrs. Keithley.
Beginning March 17, a selection of works will be on view in the CMA’s permanent collection galleries. A large-scale exhibition of the Keithley gift will take place in the fall of 2022.
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“Some Clevelanders express love for their city by cheering on the Browns during the NFL season or defending Cleveland’s claim to be Superman’s spiritual birthplace. Joseph P. Keithley and Nancy F. Keithley went a different route. On Wednesday, the Cleveland Museum of Art announced that the Keithleys, prominent local philanthropists, have donated more than 100 artworks by Henri Matisse, Camille Pissarro, Andrew Wyeth and others to the institution.” via @nytimes Full story at cma.org. View the gift at cma.org/collection. (links in bio).