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Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

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Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

“Judy’s Hand” artist shares inspiration

Matt Hooke, Arts and Entertainment Editor April 20, 2018

Tony Tasset, a 58-year-old Chicago artist, discussed “Judy’s Hand” in Kelvin Smith Library on Wednesday, April 11. “Judy’s Hand” is a silver hand-shaped pavilion which will be a new landmark...

FRONTArt International promoted a new installation titled Judys Hand, which will be on display in front of Clevelands MOCA this summer. According to CWRUs Putnam Collection Chair Kathy Barrie, the sculpture is the collections biggest installation in recent history.

Cleveland celebrates art scene

Matt Hooke, Staff Reporter March 30, 2018

When Case Western Reserve University students return from their summer vacations, they may notice something different about Toby’s Plaza outside the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA). A giant,...

Campus sculptures symbolize CWRU traditions

Roxanne Yang, Staff Reporter November 18, 2016

During this year’s New Student Orientation, President Barbara R. Snyder told students with great humor that, although following Pokemon Go is a great way to get around campus, it would be nicer to actively...

Jodi Balducci, a featured artist in the exhibition

Meet the Artists of the Gallery 1299 Opening

Alex Clarke, A&E Editor August 19, 2016

Located in the Warehouse District of Cleveland, Gallery 1299 had its grand opening on June 10, 2016. The unique idea of connecting an art gallery with a nightclub brings art and nightlife under the same...

The exhibitions planned for the centennial year include a collaboration with the British Museum and a showcase of minimalist art.

Cleveland Museum of Art celebrates 100 years

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter February 12, 2016

This year holds special meaning for the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA), which is celebrating 100 years since opening its doors on June 6, 1916. To commemorate this milestone, the museum will hold various...

New exhibitions opened this week at MOCA Cleveland, including ones focusing on the body and emotional expression.

Head Uptown for spring art exhibitions

Holly Chen, Staff Reporter February 5, 2016

This season the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA) offers several compelling exhibitions centered around the theme of the body. The exhibitions, organized by Associate Curator Rose Bouthillier,...

On the new statue “Where Hope is Born,” the babys hat reads Mort on one side and Iris on the other in honor of the donors who funded it.

New statue guides patients to the MacDonald Women’s Hospital

Makela Hayford, Staff Writer September 25, 2015

The team that created Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital’s iconic statue, “Where Dreams Come True,” is at it again. Recently a new statue, “Where Hope is Born” has been erected nearby to...

At the opening night reception of A California Childhood, the long line wrapped all the way around the parking lot at the Verne Gallery.

Intriguing but disappointing

Holly Chen, Contributing Reporter July 29, 2015

“Have you ever seen this many people lined up for the sake of art?” I asked my friends as we stood lined up outside the Verne gallery, a usually quiet little gallery dedicated to showing Japanese prints...

Theorist Charles Altieri discusses his new book on aesthetics in art

Sierra Blanton, Staff Reporter April 3, 2015

On Friday, March 27, Charles Altieri, an English professor from University of California, Berkeley, visited the Tinkham Veale University Center to give a presentation on his upcoming book, “Reckoning...

CWRU sculptures are more than just art

Sanjana Krishnakumar, Staff Reporter March 20, 2015
We have the stories behind CWRU's sculptures.
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