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“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 on Toby’s Plaza. The piece is part of the first FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial fo...

Cleveland celebrates art scene

FRONTArt International promoted a new installation titled Judy's Hand, which will be on display in front of Cleveland's MOCA this summer. According to CWRU's Putnam Collection Chair Kathy Barrie, the sculpture is the collection's biggest installation in recent history.

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, silver fiberglass hand, designed by artist Tony Tasset, will jut out from the grassy field after...

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 go around and explore. One way to do this is to learn about and visit the many artistic sculptu...

Meet the Artists of the Gallery 1299 Opening

Jodi Balducci, a featured artist in the exhibition

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 roof. Gallery 1299 is focused on the local businesses, artists and social community. Upstairs from...

Cleveland Museum of Art celebrates 100 years

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

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 events, exhibitions and parties throughout the year. Led by Director William M. Griswold, all of...

Head Uptown for spring art exhibitions

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

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, are among her last exhibits at MOCA. “Stranger,” an exhibition featuring nine international...

New statue guides patients to the MacDonald Women’s Hospital

On the new statue “Where Hope is Born,” the baby's hat reads

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 welcome patients and their families to the MacDonald Women’s Hospital. The piece is a collaboration...

Intriguing but disappointing

At the opening night reception of

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 on the fringes of Cleveland’s Little Italy. We were standing in a line that  not only dominated...

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 with Imagination: Wittgenstein and the Aesthetics of Literary Experience.” The book is coming...

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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