Looking Forward: The Art History of Cleveland’s Future

As noted in a previous issue of CAN, ARTneo—which could colloquially be described as the Museum of Northeast Ohio art—has recently been through significant changes in its staff, board, and even its location. At its 2015 benefit, the organization recognized the contributions of scholar, curator, and professor Henry Adams, who has written extensively on American art, including  art of Northeast […]

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Masked Men, Hatchets, and Bombs: Frank Oriti’s Clarity, Rodin’s the Thinker, and the Silencing of Art Vandalism

It all started on Twitter, of course.  A disturbed visitor to a London museum wrote: “I hope the @metpoliceuk deal with the masked balaclava ‘protestors’ in the national portrait gallery #London bloody terrifying :-(“. This was posted moments after a disturbance on the afternoon of July 5, and the event was made even more unnerving by its proximity to the […]

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In the Eyes of Prosperity

“In the eyes of posterity, the success of the United States as a civilized society will be largely judged by the creative activities of its citizens in art, architecture, literature, music …” This was a statement of the President’s Commission on National Goals, established by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1960. The Commission’s work eventually led to the creation of the […]

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Life, Death and the In-Between: The Art of Clarence Holbrook Carter (1904-2000)

  The extensive array of artwork by Clarence Carter now on exhibit at Wolf’s Gallery on Larchmere provides an eye-opening, if not frankly revisionist, experience of a painter we thought we knew. Wolf’s is showcasing work from all phases of the Cleveland School artist’s career, and will soon put on view a trove of more than 300 of Carter’s never-before-exhibited […]

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Fall 2015 Events

Events Your easy, chronological, not-quite-comprehensive guide to what Northeast Ohio galleries and Museums have coming up in the next few months. More information about many of these shows can be found on preceding CAN member pages. Enjoy the shows! Continuing Through September 27 Staged Akron Art Museum through October 15 Migration Eastman Reading Garden Cleveland Public Library Through October 16 […]

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ArtFace: Corrie Slawson

Development and land-use policies that favor newness over reuse drive Corrie Slawson to fantasize alternative realities for neighborhoods and places that were once considered to be magnificent but are now under appreciated. She responds by building macro and microscopic landscapes on paper, combining printed versions of pictures she takes during day to day travels. Her works on paper integrate screen […]

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A SLICE OF A TREE: Negotiating wood block prints with Claudio Orso-Giacone

  Claudio Orso Giacone is like a natural phenomenon, a hot spring of information and enthusiasm, especially when it comes to wood block print. The Oberlin resident has been making wood block and other relief prints since his childhood in Turin, Italy. In conversation, his stories are still delivered with a rhythm touched by his native tongue. He is busy […]

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Lake View: Barney Taxel’s photo meditation on Cleveland’s landmark cemetery

  The parks and public gardens movement in America started with the development of landscaped cemeteries, early in the nineteenth century. One of its most glorious products is Lake View Cemetery here in Cleveland, established in 1869 on a beautiful hillside overlooking Lake Erie. Lake View serves as the final resting place for many of the notable figures of nineteenth- […]

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