Time Travel: In a new exhibition at BAYarts, David King continues a series exploring a box of family photos

Now that he’s retired, David King has time to get to work. For three decades, King taught art in Chagrin Falls schools. He is proud of his students. “They make me look good,” he says of them. And he puts his money where his mouth is: Throughout his Cleveland Heights home, he’s hung works by Chagrin Falls graduates who’ve gone […]

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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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We’re Not Bragging

Well, maybe just a little. It’s kind of a Cinderella story. An underdog story. A power-of-the-people story. You may have read on CAN Blog right after it happened, but now that we have had some time to reflect on it, we are compelled also to put it in print: In June, at its annual All Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards, […]

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MICHAELANGELO LOVELACE: TRUE STORY

After 40 years making art, Cleveland-based Michaelangelo Lovelace is finding an audience nationwide. In 2018 Fort Gansevoort Gallery in New York presented his solo exhibition, The Land. In Fall 2019 the gallery will present his work in a solo show at Art Expo Chicago. Lovelace credits a 2013 Creative Workforce Fellowship, the Maria Neil Art Project, and  winning the Cleveland […]

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