Dust and Rainbows: FRONT’s Message, So Far

  Sometimes the news is not all dust and rainbows. FRONT Triennial’s announcement earlier this week was pretty straightforward: Co-chief-curator Prem Krishnamurthy opened the proceedings by leading the crowd in relaxation exercises during which most of the 148 people closed their eyes, put their arms above their heads, and counted to sixty. Then, in a presentation with slides, he introduced […]

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Fall 2019 Events

FALL 2019 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 AUGUST 31 Fresh Air Exhibition featuring the work of 15 area artists inspired by outdoor views around Northeast […]

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The Members Speak: Voting for Art at the Allen

  Members of the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College have an intriguing privilege: They get to hear pitches from curators, and vote on which works the museum will acquire for its permanent collection. On the evening of May 3, members (and a bevy of onlookers) will gather for the vote, and a party. The Purchase Party is a […]

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Khehla Chepape Makgato Pop-Up Show at Harris Stanton, Cleveland

  Loose canvas sits heavy on the gallery walls with thick, dripping paint and geometric printed fabrics forming wrapped heads and caped shoulders out of the jumbles of colorful strokes.  But what makes Khehla Chepape Makgato’s raw, swirling, energetic paintings truly portraits are their unmistakably piercing stares.   Walking into Harris Stanton’s great little space on W 9th St. in […]

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Summer, 2017 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. Enjoy the shows!   CONTINUING  Through May 21 Conversations: Past and Present in Asia and America ALLEN MEMORIAL ART MUSEUM   Through May 21 Form […]

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Cuba, Cleveland and the Arts: An Import-Export Relationship

“As a former US diplomat, I can tell you that there is not a country in the world, rich or poor, that you can’t learn something from.” That’s Ronn Richard, president of the Cleveland Foundation, speaking of the Foundation’s Creative Fusion international artist residency program, and specifically its focus on Cuba this Spring. This week, a delegation of Cleveland nonprofit […]

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Distinctive Practice

The Galleries at CSU are happy to present four one-person exhibitions of works by contemporary artists with a strong connection to Cleveland. Each of the presenting artists works in a medium distinctive to their practice, which also happens to be perfectly suited to their artistic concerns. In the North Gallery, Riparazioni (Reparations): Meditations on the Fullness of Being (Woman), Anne […]

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A VISION OF HEALING AND PEACE: With a gallery renamed in her honor, former art program director Trudy Wiesenberger reflects on building the University Hospitals collection

The Trudy Wiesenberger Gallery at University Hospitals may be the busiest gallery you’ve never heard of. Curator Thomas Huck says 300 to 400 people pass through every hour of every day, with greater numbers at lunch, as as patients, their families, doctors, nurses and other staff make their way between Lerner Tower, Lakeside Hospital, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, and […]

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