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Tamir Rice Inspires Artists 5 Years After Death

Nov 19, 2019

Five years ago, 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed in a public park by a Cleveland police officer. The incident quickly became a rallying point for a growing national conversation about violence against black people at the hands of the police, and Rice continues to be a source of inspiration for artists. 

Teylers Museum, Haarlem, purchased in 1790.

Michelangelo's sculptures and paintings are a cornerstone of art history. But the artist was notoriously private with his notes and sketches. A new exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art provides a rare glimpse into his creative process. On this week's State of the Arts, we take a walk through "Michelangelo: Mind of the Master."

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TONY VACCARO (American, b. 1922) / Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, 2007.

The long career of Georgia O'Keeffe is being re-examined at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The exhibit "Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern" is an ode to how an accomplished seamstress and talented painter became one of the country’s most beloved artists. On this week’s State of the Arts, WKSU's Mark Arehart walks through decades of her artwork, clothing and photographs.

'Morning' 1905. Clarence H. White. Gum bichromate print
Princeton University Art Museum / The Clarence H. White Collection

Ohio native Clarence H. White is considered one of the founding fathers of artistic photography. His work is now being celebrated at the Cleveland Museum of Art. On this Week’s State of the Arts, WKSU’s Mark Arehart explores the new exhibit "Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895–1925."

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The Cleveland Museum of Art is getting serious about the conservation of Chinese paintings. The museum is using $3 million in grants to establish a center to maintain and restore some of its most delicate works of art.

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The FRONT International Triennial, an extended series of art installations across the region, launched over the weekend.

Collection of the artist. Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore; Victoria Miro, London; David Zwirner, New York. © Yayoi Kusama

It took more than 50 years for Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama to finally get the recognition her male counterparts gained in the 1960s. Now people in Northeast Ohio can take in her work for themselves. On this week’s State of the Arts, WKSU’s Mark Arehart goes to the Cleveland Museum of Art and steps into Yayoi Kusama's "Infinity Mirrors.”

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Family of Tamir Rice

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Many of the greatest historical moments of the last 200 years have been captured by the camera lens. But what about events before photography was invented? A new exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Art which asks just that.

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It’s been a century since acclaimed French sculptor Auguste Rodin died. Museums around the world have a casting of his iconic work The Thinker, but the one at the Cleveland Museum of Art stands apart because of an act of violence that happened nearly 50 years after its creator's death.

Self-Portrait/Photogravure , 2005
Courtesy / Akron Art Museum

Following accusations of sexual harassment against artist Chuck Close, are museums in Northeast Ohio reconsidering how they exhibit his work?

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The Cleveland Museum of Art has announced a new outreach program to help those in underrepresented communities gain experience in the museum field.

Sasaki Associates and the Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art is partnering with the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District on a $5 million project to realign Doan Brook, which runs along one side of the museum.

Kristen Buccier, the project manager for the Regional Sewer District, says this is about more than just stabilizing the bank of Doan Brook.

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The Cleveland Museum of Art has acquired a rare German expressionist painting from an artist later condemned by the Nazis.

The painting by Heinrich Davringhausen was acquired in a Munich auction earlier this month and had a price-tag of more than $300,000. The 1914 painting shows a violent scene of World War I with burning buildings and people running for their lives.

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KELLEY NOTARO / Mughal art and food at CMA

The Cleveland Museum of Art is offering a look at the priceless art treasures of Indian emperors. Plus, a chance to feast like one. WKSU’s Vivian Goodman has the story in this week’s Quick Bite.

The special exhibition “Art and Stories from Mughal India” is free to the public in celebration of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s centennial year.

Fred Bidwell

Cleveland’s arts community has unveiled an effort to make Northeast Ohio a national and international destination for contemporary art lovers.  Backers say the multi-faceted project will highlight what’s already here by surrounding existing institutions with unique works in conventional and unconventional venues. 

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Fresh off of a $350 million renovation, the Cleveland Museum of Art turns 100 years old today, and it’s celebrating with two days of parties.

The museum was founded as a trust in 1913, and the building officially opened on June 6, 1916, with a members-only gathering.

Feast like an Egyptian at the Cleveland Museum of Art

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The Cleveland Museum of Art’s centennial exhibition “Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt” has a culinary component. The museum’s restaurant offers a chance to eat like an Egyptian. 

In today’s Quick Bite, WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports on a feast fit for a pharaoh.

Chef Doug Katz stirs up some kusheri, the national dish of Egypt, tasting to make sure it’s just right.

“Oh, it’s perfect,” he decides.

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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Ten Chinese paintings now on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art are seldom seen. They're so old, so fragile and so sensitive to light that they can’t easily be shown.

And as WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports, their monumental size also makes them difficult to display.

The paintings in the exhibition “Silent Poetry” depict a series of scenes laid out in segments, horizontally. They tell stories that progress through time and space on narrow, continuous rolls of silk and paper, some more than 20-feet long. 

Louise Mackie

Louise Mackie is curator of textiles and Islamic art at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

She recently pulled off quite a coup. She made the rare find of a royal Persian tent.

“It belonged to a ruler in the 19th century in Iran, Muhammad Shah. He ruled during the Quajar Dynasty from 1834 to 1848.”