State of the Arts

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Theater and dance, museums and music, film and food: From fine art to pop culture, from the mainstream to the cutting edge, Northeast Ohio is full of experiences to tantalize the senses.  Friday’s on Morning Edition, WKSU’s Mark Arehart explores all that Northeast Ohio has to offer on State of the Arts.

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The massacre in Orlando has many people thinking about the power of hate, and the weaknesses in our defense against it.

An exhibition at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage provides lessons and insights from another dark chapter in world history. In today’s State of the Arts, WKSU’s Vivian Goodman tours “Operation Finale: The capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann.”

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Dominic Caruso / Akron Art Museum

Very young painters and sculptors recently filled the lobby of the Akron Art Museum with their fanciful creations.

In today’s State of the Arts, WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports the little artists had help and encouragement from their biggest fans.

“Creative Playdates” are among the Akron Art Museum’s many programs for children and their families. These get-togethers are for babies and toddlers, and they’re free for museum members the first Thursday of every month.

Once a year they make it a tea party. “It is not just an ordinary tea party. It is a wild tea party.”

Three thousand years of Egyptian history are on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art.  A special exhibition, “Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt,” is part of the museum’s centennial celebration. In today’s State of the Arts, WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports that it combines works on loan from the British Museum with treasures of Cleveland’s permanent collection. 

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The Wooster Symphony Orchestra celebrated a major milestone last week at a gala concert marking its centennial. 

As a prelude, former conductors and musicians returned earlier this spring to perform and reminisce.

With “Pomp and Circumstance,” the Wooster Symphony Orchestra has officially marked its 100th birthday.

Peter Knox

Northeast Ohio’s leading educational, cultural and arts groups have come together this spring to focus on what many consider the scourge of humanity: war.

“Remembering War” is the theme of the first annual Cleveland Humanities Festival.

WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports in this week’s State of the Arts, on a collaborative effort to look at the impact of war from a humanistic perspective.