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Theorist Charles Altieri discusses his new book on aesthetics in art

Sierra Blanton, Staff Reporter
April 3
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

On Friday, March 27, Charles Altieri, an English professor from University of California, Berkeley, visited the Tinkham Veale University Center to give a presentation on his upcoming book, “Reckoning with Imagination: Wittgenstein and the Aesthetics of Literary Experience.” The book is coming...

CWRU sculptures are more than just art

Sanjana Krishnakumar, Staff Reporter
March 20
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

We have the stories behind CWRU's sculptures.

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New Senufo exhibits brings African Art to CMA

New Senufo exhibits brings African Art to CMA

Maria Fazal, Copy Editor
February 27
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) has recently unveiled its newest exhibition, “Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa.” The much-anticipated display features artworks from the countries of Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Burkina Faso. The display, which is held in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation...

Beauty in the details

Maria Fazal, Copy Editor
February 5
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

Case Western Reserve University’s own Christopher Pekoc has an exhibition on view at the Akron Art Museum. But, considering Pekoc’s busy career, it’s no surprise that he has another exhibition going on at the exact same time. His other exhibition, “Hand Made 2,” runs through February at...

Changing tradition

Maria Fazal, Copy Editor
January 23
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

On Jan. 29, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland will be unveiling an exhibition by Joyce J. Scott, a sculptor widely known as the “Queen of Beadwork.” A Baltimore native, Scott still calls the city her home, and her art derives some of its core elements of inspiration from her identity...

“Be the lobster”

Nardine Taleb, Contributing Reporter
November 26
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Poetry & Literature

Do you have the courage? This is the question Elizabeth Gilbert, author of "Eat, Pray, Love" and "The Signature of All Things" asked her audience on Monday, Nov. 17 at the Writers Center Stage program, hosted at Tinkham Veale Center. The program invites remarkable authors, poets and journalists...

Coffee shop features gritty Cleveland artist

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter
November 21
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

John G. is a name that may not resonate strongly with those outside of Cleveland, but most locals have seen his artwork at some point, whether they realize it or not. His pieces are frequently featured in Melt Bar and Grilled as well as on the cover of Cleveland Scene, and he is also known for collaborating...

“People’s Art Show” opens to commendation and condemnation

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter
November 7
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

One of Cleveland’s most controversial art exhibitions has returned for another round. This marks the 21st Cleveland State University’s “People’s Art Show.” The show always leaves an impression, regardless of whether it’s a good or bad one. The main catalyst for the controversial works...

The eye in its wild state

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter
October 31
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

Surrealist photography typically conjures up images of manipulated digital masterpieces. However, the surrealist form of photography has been around for quite a long time, beginning in the early 20th century. The Cleveland Museum of Art now highlights these early but equally effective works in their...

Let art engage your senses

Tiffany Cheung, Contributing Reporter
October 3
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

This year’s Fall Exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland features two exhibitions: Ferran Adrià’s “Notes on Creativity” and Kirk Mangus’ “Things Love.” Both of these exhibitions feature a new look at contemporary art. Jill Snyder, the executive director of the...

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