This collection includes images documenting museum buildings and grounds, exhibitions, people, and events. The digitized portion of the collection spans from approximately 1916-1973. Images after 1973 have not yet been digitized. To access post-1973 images, please contact the archives.
The Mrs. Emil (Mollie) Brudno Collection includes photographs of musicians, dancers, conductors, and other performers who participated in Mrs. Brudno's Cleveland Concert Course (later renamed the Cleveland Civic Concert Course), which was sponsored by the Cleveland Museum of Art. These concerts took place in Cleveland from the …
The John Paul Miller collection was donated to the museum archives by the artist's heirs following his death in 2013. The collection documents the artist's life and career through visual and textual materials as well as ephemera. In addition, it includes family history records of the Brooks, Hershberger, and Miller families. …
The John C. Bonebrake collection consists of two watercolor drawings executed by Bonebrake during his scholarship summer in France in 1939. Each drawing is signed in pencil in the lower right corner and inscribed with the title in the lower left corner.
The collection consists of four posters submitted by students of the Cleveland School of Arts to the museum under the auspices of Ralph King.
A Cleveland real estate investor, Ralph King was an important early supporter of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Although not involved in the museum's construction, he served on the advisory …
The Archives of the Cleveland Museum of Art preserves records that document the origins, development, achievements, and activities of the museum.
Archives collections include the administrative records of museum offices; records of the board of trustees; audio and visual recordings of museum programs and events; electronic records; oral histories; and a small number of manuscript collections from persons related to, but not employed by, the museum. These materials are valuable resources for researching the history of the museum and its collections, the evolution of exhibitions and other projects, the social background of the major art movements of the 20th century, and the social and cultural history of the Cleveland area.
We are pleased to offer access to digitized materials through this website. These digitized materials represent a small portion of our total holdings. For more information visit: library.clevelandart.org/archives.