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“Picturing Motherhood Now” at CMA reimagines our deepest connections

Elie Stenson, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Walking through the “Picturing Motherhood Now” exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA), one is struck by the sheer power of the bond between mothers and children.  This bond is tucked away...

“Untitled,” 2000 was one of the pieces showcased in moCas new exhibitions.

moCa reopens with Margaret Kilgallen’s art as a centerpiece

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,...

DCs recent Batman anthology looks at the character through through various lenses and time periods.

“Detective Comics #1027” celebrates 1000 issues of Batman

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...

Explore the local art scene in Coventry.

It’s all about the love (and art)

Lydia Mandell, Staff Reporter September 3, 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...

Enter the virtual FanDome.

DC FanDome: How virtual conventions should be done

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor August 27, 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...

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...

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...

CWRU faculty Sandra Nobles quilts in the CWRU Art Gallery.

African American Art alumni exhibit explores the past and present

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...

CMA takes a minimalist approach to Valentines Day.

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

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...

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...

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