Cleveland Museum of Art
Since the Cleveland Museum of Art opened in 1916 it has sought to present the art of the major cultures of the world. Despite emphasis on the Western tradition, with major collections of European and American art, Japanese, Chinese, and Indian art are particularly well represented. The museum also cultivated the art of its time with exhibitions of contemporary art starting in 1921 and annual exhibitions of contemporary regional art. Its scholarship is supported by an exceptional art reference library, and regular programs in the performing arts make it a cultural center for the region. The museum publishes exhibition and collection catalogues and a monthly magazine for members. From 1914 to 2005 the museum published regular scholarly papers on objects in the collection, until 1994 in the Bulletin, and thereafter in Cleveland Studies in the History of Art.