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Tokyo National Museum pieces call CMA home during special exhibit

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

The Cleveland Museum of Art has taken a big step forward in terms of cultural exchange with its new exhibition of modern Japanese art entitled “Remaking Tradition: Modern Art of Japan from the Tokyo National Museum.” This temporary exhibition, which is on view from Feb. 16 to May 11, incorporates...

CMA engulfed in Van Gogh scandal

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

February 7, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Local Events

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition, “Van Gogh: Repetitions,” came together as the result of the ingenious combination of paintings from the Cleveland Museum of Art and The Phillips Collection. However, the show has recently come under fire with the accusation that eight of its pieces...

Portrait miniature exhibit

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

The Cleveland Museum of Art recently compiled its vast collection of approximately 170 portrait miniatures into an exhibition, “Disembodied: Portrait Miniatures and Their Contemporary Relatives.” Although miniatures may not seem like very monumental works, these tiny beauties pack a startling amount...

Drawn with flying colors: British masterworks-on-paper at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Drawn with flying colors: British masterworks-on-paper at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Christopher Dwyer, Art Critic

April 19, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Top Stories

To this author (and who am I to disagree with the author?), England’s poetic and historical memory seems to course ineluctably through the oeuvre of one, pantheonized, stand-alone colossus: Jackson Mallord William Turner (1775-1851). The breadth and beauty of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s exhibition...

Spring Slam brings poetry to CWRU

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

March 1, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Fine Arts

Enthusiasm for English is not exactly prominent at Case Western, but tonight it will undergo a revival of sorts thanks to Spring Slam Nite 2013. This event is not an average poetry slam… though there really is no such thing as an ‘average’ poetry slam. Sarah Jawhari, both President of Sigma...

CWRU Orchestra’s spring symphonies

CWRU Orchestra’s spring symphonies

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

February 22, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Music

You may not have even known that Case Western Reserve University has a student orchestra, much less that they had a concert coming up. Symphony Orchestra director Kathleen Horvath knows this is a common fact at CWRU. “Many don’t even know of CWRU’s Music department,” she said. The CWRU...

Emmet Gowin: His Career and the Role of Chance

Emmet Gowin: His Career and the Role of Chance

Christopher Dwyer, Art Critic

February 8, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Top Stories

“There is so much that is important about chance and how it shapes our lives.”-Emmet Gowin Chance is not a factor often discussed in modern society.  Indeed, many of us prefer thinking that our lives are the result of our calculated actions or those of people who care about us.  Gowin went in...

Cleveland Museum of Art opens interactive gallery

Elaina Lin, Theatre and Dance Reporter

February 1, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Fine Arts, Local Events

“Look! Don’t touch!” As for any art museum, this is the solid rule for not having any physical contact with the artwork. Just recently, however, the Cleveland Museum of Art opened a new interactive gallery featuring the use of a multi-touch screen. Located in Gallery One, “The Collection Wall,”...

From Traces to Faces: Crisis Photographer Richard Mosse Lectures at CMA

From Traces to Faces: Crisis Photographer Richard Mosse Lectures at CMA

Christopher Dwyer, Fine Arts Reporter

October 19, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Fine Arts, Top Stories

In 1839, chemist Louis J.M. Daguerre’s innovative daguerreotype process producing images on silver plate launched photography.  In 1853, photographer Roger Fenton founded Britain’s Royal Photographic Society; that same year, Britain and France allied with Turkey and Sardinia in the Crimean War t...

MOCA Opens in University Circle

MOCA Opens in University Circle

Joseph Sussi, Fine Arts Reporter

October 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Local Events, Top Stories

For those that have been here for a few years, you will remember what the corner of Euclid and Mayfield looked like – littered with bland architecture, hard to recognize and beyond any semblance of utilizable space. Slowly, Uptown began to be dismantled as we stood and watched a functionless propert...

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