Tour of The Cleveland Museum of Art and Gallery One v.2

Jane Alexander, The Cleveland Museum of Art, USA

The Cleveland Museum of Art is of the world’s most distinguished comprehensive art museums and one of northeastern Ohio’s principal civic and cultural institutions.



Welcome with William M. Griswold, Director and President of The Cleveland Museum of Art 

1:40 – 1:45

Introductions with Bethany Corriveau, Audience Engagement Specialist

We recommend that you download ArtLens before you visit the museum.The ArtLens App is available for free download to iPads or iPhones running iOS9 or higher, or an Android device (4.4+), from the iTunes App Store or Google Play.  Once ArtLens is downloaded, simply launch the app. This should take 1 minute.

At this point, the group will split in half. One-half will experience the ArtLens Gallery prototyping/relaunch first, followed by the ArtLens App Tour; the second half will experience the ArtLens App Tour first and ArtLens Gallery prototyping/relaunch second. 

1:45 – 2:25: ArtLens Gallery: Prototyping and Relaunch of Gallery One, Jane Alexander, Chief Information Officer, Phillip Tiongson, Principal at Potion Design, and Emily Hirsch, Gallery One Project Manager

Check out the latest interactive prototype for the new ArtLens Gallery (formerly Gallery One) and help us test it! The new ArtLens Exhibition will be an experiential gallery that puts you, the viewer, into deeper conversation with masterpieces of art by using barrier-free technology that showcases art in the foreground. Scheduled to open in June 2017, this space will include all new interactives and installations of artwork from CMA’s collection.

Plus, see the NEW ArtLens Studio, which uses cutting-edge technology to give families the chance to use movement and play to connect with the CMA collection together. Newly reinstalled for CMA’s 2016 centennial, ArtLens Studio provides a unique introduction to the museum’s collection while building the foundations for visual literacy in the next generation of art connoisseurs.

2:25 – 3:05: ArtLens: Collections App, Lori Wienke, Associate Director of Interpretation, Barbara Tannenbaum, Curator of Photography, and Keeli Shaw, Project Director at Local Projects

Connect ArtLens App to CMA’s iconic Collection Wall to favorite artworks and create a personalized tour of the museum, and then join the Interpretation team for a tour of the primary galleries using ArtLens App. ArtLens App has been re-engineered to download faster, take up less memory on your device, and provide improved way-finding using iBeacon technology that guides you throughout the museum and finds artworks with additional content nearby. ArtLens is available for all Apple and Android devices and includes over nine hours of multimedia content, including audio tour segments, videos, and additional contextual information.

3:05 – 4:00: Refreshments, questions with staff, plus time to explore the galleries on your own.

4:00 – 4:50; Exhibition Tour: Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks, Beau Rutland, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art

Brooklyn-born artist Jean-Michel Basquiat filled numerous notebooks with poetry, wordplay, sketches, and personal observations ranging from street life and popular culture to themes of race, class, and world history. The first major exhibition of the artist’s notebooks, Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks features over 150 pages of these rarely seen documents, along with related works on paper and large-scale paintings.

A self-taught artist with wide-ranging interests, Basquiat was influenced by comics, advertising, popular culture, African American history, and everyday life. Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks emphasizes the distinct interplay of text and images in Basquiat’s art, providing unprecedented insight into the importance of language in the artist’s process.

5:00: Bus leaves the museum.

5:30: Bus is back at the conference hotel.