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moCa reopens with Margaret Kilgallen’s art as a centerpiece

“Untitled,” 2000 was one of the pieces showcased in moCa's new exhibitions.

Lydia Mandell, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2020

“I spend a lot of time going over the line and over the line and trying to make it straight, I'll never be able to make it straight. From a distance that might look straight, but when you get close up, you can only see the line waver. And I think that's where the beauty is,” Margaret Kilgallen, who ...

“Detective Comics #1,027” celebrates 1000 issues of Batman

DC's recent Batman anthology looks at the character through through various lenses and time periods.

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor

September 18, 2020

Who doesn’t know Batman?  Since he splashed onto the comic book scene in 1939, Batman has defined the image of the superhero as he transitioned from the pulp hero during the ‘30s and ‘40s, a wacky space adventurer in the ‘50s, a swashbuckling crusader during the ‘60s and ‘70s, a ruthl...

It’s all about the love (and art)

Explore the local art scene in Coventry.

Lydia Mandell, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2020

Coventry Village showcased love-themed art from Aug. 7-31. The entirely outdoor gallery, appropriately titled “Inside Out,” featured art from local Cleveland artists. While much of the art was inspired by 2020’s difficulties, all of the artists found a way to express love. Vibrant hearts and flo...

DC FanDome: How virtual conventions should be done

Enter the virtual FanDome.

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor

August 28, 2020

This year has not been a great one for many reasons, but one reason that stands out to the nerd in me is the lack of physical conventions for media announcements. Usually, summer is a jackpot of cool news about what to expect in the near future of video games, movies, comic books, TV shows, etc. wit...

Art in the age of ‘Rona in Cleveland: An art scene update

Tobili Hatcher, Alumni Reporter

August 21, 2020

No museums. No concerts. The Met Gala has been canceled for the year. Broadway has shuttered its doors until next year. Live, in-person dance recitals and operas seem reminiscent of another time.  In many ways, it seems as if the art world has taken a collective timeout as everyone tries to come...

CMA’s PROOF exhibit lacks diversity and inclusion

Tobili Hatcher, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2020

"A picture’s worth a thousand words, but what’s a proof worth?” you wonder, as you walk through the Cleveland Museum of Art’s (CMA) most recent exhibit, “PROOF: Photography in the Era of the Contact Sheet,” portions of which can now be found on CMA’s website.  When you first arrive ...

African American Art alumni exhibit explores the past and present

CWRU faculty Sandra Noble's quilts in the CWRU Art Gallery.

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

February 21, 2020

When entering the African American Alumni Art Exhibition at the Case Western Reserve University Art Studio Gallery, you see West African traditional fabrics and masks, then modern quilts and photographs of LeBron James. It tells the story of West African culture, what they went through and what thei...

Art lends a helping hand in finding the true meaning in a fake holiday

CMA takes a minimalist approach to Valentine's Day.

Tobili Hatcher, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2020

If you were hoping to be bombarded with hordes of pink and red balloons, red roses galore and tons of gushy “I love you” texts to show that the event was taking place, then the Cleveland Museum of Art’s (CMA) Valentine’s Day event is probably not what you were looking for.  This year, CM...

Semester in Review Art Exhibition takes place next week

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

December 6, 2019

We are fortunate to attend school in the cultural hub of Cleveland, surrounded by institutions like the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Botanical Gardens and iconic works like Judy’s Hand, the Start sculpture (the Ugly Statue), Spitball, the Keith Haring stat...

Before you go: CMA edition

The Armor Court at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

As the semester winds down and the weather descends into the miserable grossness that is the Cleveland winter, there’s no better place to visit than the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA). For regular attendees or first-year students that haven’t quite made the trek an entire block west of campus to ...

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