One Critic Takes a Look at the Year’s Best

In no particular order, here is a list of my ten favorite exhibitions, artists, performances, etc. in the North East Ohio arts scene during 2019.   1. CHARLES BURCHFIELD AT THE CMA: THE OHIO LANDSCAPES Early last year at the Cleveland Museum of Art in the Focus Gallery, Charles Burchfield: The Ohio Landscapes, 1915–1920 was a truly magnificent glimpse into the formative […]

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DANA OLDFATHER IS OUT OF THE WOODS AT THE MCDONOUGH MUSEUM

Dana Oldfather’s paintings have always walked a fine line between abstraction and reality. Visual contextual clues could be found, if you dug deep enough—often hiding beneath her trademark bombastic layers of paint—but her new work, which will be on view at Youngstown State University’s McDonough Museum of Art this fall, shows the artist at her most representational. With this comes […]

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Three Exceptional Artists at the McDonough Museum in Youngstown

The McDonough Museum of Art is delighted to present the work of three dynamic artists for our fall exhibitions: Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu, organized by Highpoint Editions-Minneapolis, is a spectacular collection of Mehretu’s work in the medium of printmaking. Best known for her large-scale paintings and drawings, Mehretu layers maps, urban planning grids and architectural renderings with whorls […]

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