Colorado Springs News, Sports & Business

Gazette Premium Content Cleveland museum exhibiting portrait miniatures

Associated Press Updated: November 28, 2013 at 1:45 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Museum of Art is showing its entire collection of portrait miniatures for the first time in more than a half century.

The exhibit, called "Disembodied: Portrait Miniatures and Their Contemporary Relatives," opened this month and continues through Feb. 16.

The collection of about 170 portraits spans six centuries and includes a dozen new acquisitions.

The small works typically were done on vellum or slivers of ivory and were exchanged as tokens of affection.

Museum curator Cory Korkow says the miniatures bring people into a close relationship with the art subject.

Comment Policy

Our commenting system has changed. Please register or login with your gazette.com account to comment on a story. Click here for information.

You've reached 4 FREE premium stories this month

Simply register to continue. It's free.

Register Learn more

Already registered? Click here to login.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
SEP
23
SEP
24
SEP
25
SEP
26
SEP
27
SEP
28
SEP
29
SEP
30
OCT
1
OCT
2
OCT
3
OCT
4
OCT
5
OCT
6
Advertisement