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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


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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 13, 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 12, 2012


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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 5, 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...

Abe Frajndlich returns to CWRU to repeat history

Abe Frajndlich returns to CWRU to repeat history

Joseph Sussi, Contributing Reporter

March 22, 2012


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Abe Frajndlich, along with Henry Adams, professor of American art at Case Western Reserve University, held a unique artist’s talk this past Wednesday night concerning Abe’s newest book, “Penelope’s Hungry Eyes.” The book catalogues contemporary photographers and artists over the past 20 ...

Celebrity, consumerism, & anxiety: 66th Student Independent Exhibition shows off CIA’s finest

Celebrity, consumerism, & anxiety: 66th Student Independent Exhibition shows off CIA’s finest

Joseph Sussi, Contributing Reporter

February 24, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

The themes of celebrity, consumerism, and the anxiety caused by our post-industrial culture-hungry society are some of the most commonly speculated topics in the art community today. However, students at the Cleveland Institute of Art have explored these topics independently of the press, and individually...

Artwork for Acceptance: LGBT Center to host art contest

Artwork for Acceptance: LGBT Center to host art contest

Sheehan Hannan, Assistant A&E Editor

February 10, 2012


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As an institute of higher education, Case Western Reserve University prides itself on accepting all students as they are and promoting a healthy environment in which they can grow. At the LGBT center, tucked away in the Thwing student center, such an attitude is graphically represented. The recently...

Artists and other community members chalk up CMA

Artists and other community members chalk up CMA

Eileen Sabrina Herman, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2010


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The twentieth anniversary of the annual Chalk Festival held outside of the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) kicked off to a good start last Saturday, Sept. 18. The weather was clear, the humidity low, and all of the attendees appeared to have a blast, especially the many children that were happily chalking...

Expansive Ancient Galleries latest addition to Cleveland Museum of Art

Expansive Ancient Galleries latest addition to Cleveland Museum of Art

Rachel Craft, Staff Reporter

September 2, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

Museums can be dry, and art can be dull—especially when it’s the same Christian-themed European art that shows up all too frequently in high school history classes. But the Cleveland Museum of Art’s latest addition, the Ancient Galleries, has a lot to offer besides crucifixes and nativity scenes....

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