Christopher Ryan, associate professor of art, recently collaborated with the Cleveland Museum of Art in the production of a video for the museum’s new Lifelong Learning Center.
The new center aims to help visitors better understand and appreciate, through interactive technologies, the works of art they encounter as they tour the museum’s galleries. The video of Ryan will help accomplish this goal, by demonstrating the materials, techniques and processes at work in the creation of an oil painting.
Hajnal (Tabor) Eppley’04, who works as a content assistant at the new Center, brought a film crew to Hiram to shoot video and stills of Ryan working on various stages of an oil painting. An edited version of this video will accompany an installation of some of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s oil paintings in the Learning Center. Hajnal and her team will also produce interactive applications for techniques associated with the production of other artistic media, such as sculpture, ceramics, and bookmaking.
The Lifelong Learning Center is part of the museum’s major renovations, and will open at the end of 2012.