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Parade the Circle

Parade the Circle

Taylor Moran, Executive Editor

August 19, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2015


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, 2015


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, 2015


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, 2015


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...

Theorist Charles Altieri discusses his new book on aesthetics in art

Sierra Blanton, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2015


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, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

We have the stories behind CWRU's sculptures.

New Senufo exhibits brings African Art to CMA

New Senufo exhibits brings African Art to CMA

Maria Fazal, Copy Editor

February 27, 2015


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...

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