MOCA Cleveland Executive Director Steps Down

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland announced Friday that executive director Jill Snyder has stepped down after 23 years in that role. The organization had recently apologized to artist Shaun Leonardo, whose exhibit, The Breath of Empty Space, curated by former Clevelander John Chaich, was scheduled to be on view at moCa in the Summer. The Breath of Empty Space deals with […]

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A Temporary Burst of Joy

Last March, the Museum of Contemporary Art (moCa) Cleveland announced its OPEN HOUSE initiatives, including the big news you’ve probably heard by now—free admission. But other components of the program launched behind the scenes, such as the creation of the Gund Curatorial Fellow. Enter La Tanya Autry, whose work in the Museums Are Not Neutral campaign that she co-founded in […]

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Notes from the Interior: Michael J. Marefka at Mahall’s

Michael J. Marefka’s Notes from the Interior: A Guide for Romantics, ongoing now in the upper level of Mahall’s 20 Lanes, is a happy marriage between artwork and creative curation. Marefka’s Modernism-inspired paintings are enhanced by their display in the apartment-like second story of Mahall’s. Lakewood’s triple threat bowling alley/concert venue/bar has long been a respected player in the West […]

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MOCA’s Constant: How To Engage Community?

If you look at MOCA’s Constant as the Sun as a way to see what is going on in the region’s art world, you would see a sampling of wildly disparate practices. From straightforward documentation to generative exercises in community engagement, to quirky metaphor, the 10 individuals/collectives are all over the map in their motivations, their media, and their concepts. […]

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My American Dream: Keith Mayerson at MOCA

There’s a magical-realist novella by the Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes, in which one of the characters creates dolls in the image of all the members of their family, and moves the dolls through the days of their lives. Keith Mayerson’s My American Dream, on view now at MOCA, along with the regional exhibit Constant as the Sun, is a little […]

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BOUND: Art Book + Zine Fair at MOCA Cleveland

BOUND: Art Book + Zine Fair at MOCA Cleveland Friday, August 26, 2016 / 5:00pm — 10:00pm Saturday, August 27, 2016 / 11:00am — 5:00pm Now in its second year, BOUND: Art Book + Zine Fair brings together the most creative zinesters, comic creators, photomakers, and independent publishers to share and sell their work. In addition, BOUND will include live music, DJ sets, workshops, […]

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