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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 14, 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...

78th Street Studio: Cleveland’s Own Art Maze

Joseph Sussi, Fine Arts Reporter

September 28, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

Walking from the West Blvd – Cudell station, nearly 20 blocks from my destination, I felt the trip to visit 78 Street Studio was a mistake. The area seemed grim and rundown as I was lured towards the back-end of the Gordon Square Arts District. I finally reached W. 78 Street, waddling around trying...

CMA Part 2: The Etchings of John Taylor Arms

Christopher Dwyer, Fine Arts Reporter

September 21, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

About Whoville’s dulcet yuletide chorus, Dr. Seuss’s garlic-souled Grinch exclaimed, “Oh, the noise!  Noise!  Noise!  Noise!”  What if he had cried, with jeers or joy, “Oh, the lines!  Lines! Lines!  Lines!”?  He would have visited the Cleveland Museum of Art’s tour-de-force exhi...

In over his head: Analyzing CMA’s new acquisition “Drusus Minor”

In over his head: Analyzing CMA’s new acquisition “Drusus Minor”

Christopher Dwyer, Fine Arts Reporter

September 14, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

Imagine: Your father is Tiberius, Rome’s moody second emperor (r. 14-37 AD); he, with your colorful cousin Caligula, regularly retreats to Capri to watch tortures and executions. Your adoptive grandfather, Augustus, Rome’s venerated first emperor (r. 27 BC-14 AD), insists your sadistic father adopt...

Spring showers bring new exhibitions to CIA

Spring showers bring new exhibitions to CIA

Rachel Hunt, A&E Editor

April 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

Like a scene from Swift’s classic “Gulliver’s Travels,” the Reinberger Galleries at the Cleveland Institute of Art this month may have you feeling dwarfed, or at the very least disoriented. “The Art of Scale + Form,” the most recent exhibition at CIA, opened on March 30. While many visi...

Rembrandt in America Exhibition at the CMA

Rembrandt in America Exhibition at the CMA

Joseph Sussi, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

“Rembrandt in America” opened Feb. 19 at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The exhibition provides some insight on the particular characteristics that “make a Rembrandt, a Rembrandt.” It uncovers some mysteries of attribution and better explains the difference between the artist and the workshop to...

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