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Adorn your Feelings

Music for the Times We’re In. By Tom Welsh, CMA’s Director of… | by Cleveland Museum of Art | CMA Thinker | Mar, 2022

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Sunflower, New Mexico, I, 1935. Georgia O’Keeffe (American, 1887–1986). Oil on canvas; 50.8 x 40.6 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Bequest of Georgia O’Keeffe 1987.140 © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
The Crossing, in concert at the CMA Friday, March 25. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Photo courtesy of the artist.

On “In a House Besieged”

Organ pipes in the CMA’s Gartner Auditorium

“Now we have moved into the upper rooms of the house and stand at the window watching the fish flash through the branches of our peach tree. An eel looks out from below our wheelbarrow.”

“She likes to lie and watch the darkness come down into the woods,though tonight, as sometimes before, she does not really watch,or though her eyes rest on the darkening woods, she is not so much watching as waiting, and often, now, feels she is waiting.”

Photo courtesy of the artist.

On “The Memory of Rain”

“The clouds go on eating oil, cigars,/ housewives, sighing letters,/ the breath of lies. In their great silent pockets/ they carry off all our dead.”

Photo courtesy of the artist.

On “The Memory of Rain”

“Turn your merciful eyes toward us.”

Donald Nally, conductor of The Crossing

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