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Education, food and booze at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter
September 2
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Food

https://www.cmnh.org/calendar/birds-beasts-brats-beer Friday September 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 (members) or $35 (nonmembers) If you are over 21 and enjoy beer, bratwurst, animals or all of the above, head to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History on Friday, September...

Art Book + Zine Fair Preview

Sanjana Singh, Staff Reporter
August 26
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

Bound: Art Book + Zine Fair will arrive to MOCA on August 26th to 27th. Although it is the second annual exhibition, the inspiration is different from last August’s Mimeo Revolution theme. After last year’s success, Cleveland native TR Ericsson modeled an idea based on the MoMa PS1 Book Fair, which...

Meet the Artists of the Gallery 1299 Opening

Meet the Artists of the Gallery 1299 Opening

Alex Clarke, A&E Editor
August 19
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

Located in the Warehouse District of Cleveland, Gallery 1299 had its grand opening on June 10, 2016. The unique idea of connecting an art gallery with a nightclub brings art and nightlife under the same roof. Gallery 1299 is focused on the local businesses, artists and social community. Upstairs from...

Parade the Circle

Parade the Circle

Taylor Moran, Executive Editor
August 19
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Local Events

Parade the Circle started at 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, but by 10:30 a.m. the streets were already lined with people looking to get a spot in the shade, and the air smelled distinctly of popcorn.  People were staking out their spots and opening up their lunch boxes to give their small children fo...

Cleveland Museum of Art celebrates 100 years

Cleveland Museum of Art celebrates 100 years

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter
February 12
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

This year holds special meaning for the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA), which is celebrating 100 years since opening its doors on June 6, 1916. To commemorate this milestone, the museum will hold various events, exhibitions and parties throughout the year. Led by Director William M. Griswold, all of...

Head Uptown for spring art exhibitions

Head Uptown for spring art exhibitions

Holly Chen, Staff Reporter
February 5
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

This season the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA) offers several compelling exhibitions centered around the theme of the body. The exhibitions, organized by Associate Curator Rose Bouthillier, are among her last exhibits at MOCA. “Stranger,” an exhibition featuring nine international...

Spring gardens amidst autumn leaves

Spring gardens amidst autumn leaves

Holly Chen, Contributing Reporter
October 30
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

As winter is fast approaching in Cleveland, the vibrant autumnal colors and crisp fallen leaves remind us that, soon, the Cleveland landscape will be devoid of life, save the occasional bird or squirrel braving the cold to scrounge up some food. If you find yourself longing to see green again, you might...

Art from around the world comes to MOCA

Art from around the world comes to MOCA

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter
October 2
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Top Stories

An injured statue, a talking stairwell and an apartment made of cloth: The surreal became real this fall at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). On Friday Sept. 25, the museum opened new exhibitions from three international artists: Do Ho Suh from South Korea, Fatima Al Qadiri from Kuwait and Nevet...

Intriguing but disappointing

Intriguing but disappointing

Holly Chen, Contributing Reporter
July 29
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Top Stories

“Have you ever seen this many people lined up for the sake of art?” I asked my friends as we stood lined up outside the Verne gallery, a usually quiet little gallery dedicated to showing Japanese prints on the fringes of Cleveland’s Little Italy. We were standing in a line that  not only dominated...

Beautifully creepy

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter
April 10
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

The crisp, bright ambiance of the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) has recently received some dark, morbid and downright creepy additions. These new pieces are masterpieces by one of Italy’s most controversial artists, Salvator Rosa. You can tell a lot about an artist from a self-portrait, and Rosa’s...

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