What’s All This About?

Democratizing, inclusive, acknowledging and addressing conflicts Readers may or may not have known about an organization called the International Conference of Museums, but there is in fact such a thing, and it is based in Paris, and it does have 40,000 members, representing 20,000 museums around the world. In Ohio, they include the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cincinnati Art […]

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Parts Unknown: Stranger Beings at Emily Davis Gallery

The core of Stranger Beings is a mind-bending selection of dozens of eccentric works gleaned, in sober fact, from the widely known collection of the Richard and Alita Rogers Family Foundation. Known also as the Hieronymus collection (so-called after Hieronymus Bosch, Renaissance master of the grotesque), the eclectic mix of art objects has been an ongoing labor of love for […]

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AMBER FORD WANTS TO CONVERSATE*

Amber Ford is a 2016 graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art by way of Brush High School, where she first began to investigate photography. Ford explores painting, printmaking and video, but is mostly known for her portraiture. She’s been shown many times, but will be part of the (DIS)MANTLE exhibit at Kent State University that opens November 7. We talked […]

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Site Responsive

Catherine Opie discusses her work featuring eight images of Lake Erie, applied directly onto the interior spaces of moCa, commissioned in celebration of moCa’s fiftieth anniversary. Interview with Catherine Opie by Jo Steigerwald JO STEIGERWALD: Tell me about the structure of this commission. How did it happen? What about it interested you? CATHERINE OPIE: It came about quite quickly. I […]

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Take the CAN Disability Aesthetics Tour, at the Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) is one of Cleveland’s most accessible art resources, both physically and financially. Its world-class collection is housed in an accessible building and enhanced with exceptional digital accessibility tools. We love the CMA without reservation. But like most art institutions, it has failed to address the degree to which the lives, works, and identities of […]

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Treasured Volumes

Just in time for the holidays, we bring you an overview this year’s exhibition catalogs and other books on Cleveland Art. RESTROOMS OF CLEVELAND Arabella Proffer’s The Restrooms of Cleveland started as an Instagram joke, but she took it seriously when several people asked her to make it into a book.  The result is a 9″ X 6″ volume documenting […]

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WINTER 2019-2020 EVENTS

Your easy, chronological guide to what Northeast Ohio galleries and museums have coming up in the next few months. More information about many of these exhibits can be found elsewhere in the pages of CAN.   CONTINUING EVENTS THROUGH NOVEMBER 27 Lines & Shadows Cleveland artists Steven Mastroianni and Rebekah Wilhelm bring different priorities and experiences to this show. Mastroianni […]

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Holiday Marketplace

Heights Arts Holiday Store NOVEMBER 1–DECEMBER 30 The 18th annual Heights Arts holiday shop in Cleveland Heights features small items such as mugs, journals, jewelry and T-shirts, holiday cards and ornaments, as well as fine art prints, paintings, photos and ceramics by more than 100 local artists. Many of them are contributors to the gallery’s regular exhibition schedule, but Heights Arts […]

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