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“Judy’s Hand” artist shares inspiration

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...

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.
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

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...

Meet the Artists of the Gallery 1299 Opening

Jodi Balducci, a featured artist in the exhibition
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...

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.
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...

Head Uptown for spring art exhibitions

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

New statue guides patients to the MacDonald Women’s Hospital

On the new statue “Where Hope is Born,” the baby's hat reads
September 24, 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...

Intriguing but disappointing

At the opening night reception of
The opening reception of “A California Childhood”
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

April 2, 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

Inside the statues
March 19, 2015
We have the stories behind CWRU's sculptures.
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