The Observer

CMA chooses new director

CMA chooses new director

Jessica Yang, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Top Stories

After a short search for a new director, the Cleveland Museum of Art has appointed Dr. William M. Griswold, currently the Morgan Library & Museum director, as the 10th director starting early fall 2014. Griswold’s appointment comes seven months after the abrupt departure of David Franklin, former...

CWRU fills spaces with art

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

Case Western Reserve University: usually, the name is associated chiefly with science and engineering, among other things. However, most would be surprised to hear that certain areas of the school are blossoming with art. Take, for example, the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS), which...

Art exhibit celebrates Women’s History Month

Art exhibit celebrates Women’s History Month

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

This month, women took Cleveland’s art scene by storm, with the seventh annual “From WOMAN” exhibition. Lakeland Community College has presented these exhibitions in honor of Women’s History Month every year since 2008. Organizer and curator Mary Urbas explains that the exhibitions are “by...

MOCA opens new exhibit on death and life

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

Despite its relatively small size, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland is not to be overlooked. In fact, the museum has already arranged its impressive upcoming Spring/Winter 2014 exhibitions: “DIRGE: Reflections on [Life +] Death” and “Sara VanDerBeek.” The first of these, “DIRGE,”...

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...

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