Ongoing Matter: Democracy, Design and the Mueller Report

The Galleries at CSU are pleased to present Ongoing Matter: Democracy, Design and the Mueller Report for the Fall 2020 semester. We are excited to reopen to students and the public with this timely exhibition. The United States presidential election of 2016 has emerged as one of the most consequential political moments in modern history. Though it is challenging to capture […]

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Timeless Vision in the Galleries at CSU

2020 season, Timeless Vision: Earth, Sea and Sky, curated by our new assistant gallery director Kendall Christian. The exhibition will open with a reception on Friday, January 31, from 5:00 to 8:00pm. Gallery conversations with artists and the curator will begin at 6:00pm. The exhibition includes artwork by local and regional, as well as internationally recognized artists working in the […]

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Galleries at CSU Present Works of Faculty and Alumni

This exhibition season, after a seven-year hiatus, the Galleries at CSU once again present works by CSU studio art faculty and distinguished alumni. With many recent changes—retirements, graduations, and new hires—this seems like a good time to take a new look at ourselves. The faculty exhibition will feature installations by Irina Koukhanova (sculpture) and Robert Thurmer (conceptual art); new works […]

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Tradition Re-Interpreted

The Galleries at CSU, located at 1307 Euclid Avenue on Playhouse Square, are pleased to present the second installment of the exhibition: A TRADITION RE-INTERPRETED II: NEW WORK BY CHINESE ARTISTS March 8 to April 20 This exhibition is curated by Professor Qian Li of Cleveland State University. The exhibition features recent works by contemporary Chinese artists who re-interpret the […]

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The People’s Art Show, In the Galleries at CSU

The Galleries at CSU, located at 1307 Euclid Avenue on Playhouse Square, are pleased to bring back the People’s Art Show this fall for the twenty-third time. The People’s Art Show is a Cleveland tradition reaching back into the early ’80s, celebrating freedom of expression, creativity, diversity and imagination. The exhibition is free and open to all—no judge, no jury, […]

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By the People, For the People, At CSU

Democracy rules every edition of the biennial People’s Art Show in the Galleries at Cleveland State University, an unjuried, un-curated, uncensored display of just about every artistic pursuit on the Cleveland art scene. The 23rd iteration is on view October 26 – December 7. This year, a couple of interactive works in the show are particularly relevant to democracy, and […]

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Focus on Abstraction: Dana Oldfather, Tony Watkins, Mark Keffer, Margarita Benitez and Markus Vogl at The Galleries of CSU

Soon after the end of the Second World War, Abstract Expressionism blew a hole in art history. The cultural effect was comparable to the Manhattan Project. Abstract Expressionism (AE) effectively transformed Western art, replacing the tattered late-modern remains of aesthetic intention and technique with guiding principles derived in part from psychoanalysis and Freud’s theories of the unconscious. Accidental marks, the […]

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