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    Concrete Ideas and Paper Architecture: Artists Looking for Buildings in the Big City

    by Catherine Walworth on Dec 13, 2014

    This is a love story about two women looking for the right match. For months, Pittsburgh artists Joey Behrens and Haylee Ebersole have been on the hunt for a commercial … Continue reading

    Ceramic sculpture of skull by Kirk Mangus

    Kirk Mangus / Things Love

    by Douglas Max Utter on Dec 13, 2014

    Any gallery full of objects made by the late Ohio ceramicist Kirk Mangus is likely to be a sort of rodeo, a roundup of beautifully rambunctious, animistic ceramic explorations that … Continue reading

    Jacob Lawrence

    Looks Good on Paper / Looks Good in Person

    by Jonathan Rinck on Dec 8, 2014

    The Toledo Art Museum’s works on paper galleries currently seem to act as a who’s who in art history; it’s like catnip for art lovers. Visitors encounter Rembrandt, Dürer, Delacroix, … Continue reading

    Gelatin silver print by Dora Maar

    Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modern Photography

    by Julie Nero on Dec 8, 2014

    Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modern Photography presents the collection of David Raymond. Acquired by the Cleveland Museum of Art in 2007, the collection includes 167 photographs and illustrated books and … Continue reading


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    Painting by Adrian Hatfield.

    From Detroit to Harlem: The Butcher’s Daughter

    Ron Scott


    When you’re just out of Georgetown University with a graduate degree in art history and the financial world has imploded, what do you do? Monica Bowman opened a gallery, The Butcher’s Daughter, in a suburb of Detroit and started selling … Continue reading

    Cildo Meirreles

    A New Look at Everyday Currency

    Brian Miller


    In a way, money might be an odd topic for an art exhibition. Coins and bills are such an everyday part of our lives that we rarely contemplate them. American currency is rather plain and rarely changes, so why would … Continue reading

    Performance by artist José Carlos Teixeira

    Unruly Engagements Conference at the Cleveland Institute of Art

    Kate Sopko


    For decades, social practice art has been solidifying its relevance within almost every medium of contemporary artistic practice. A term curator Maria Lind deems “kaleidoscopic” in range, social practice refers to any art work that positions itself somehow within a … Continue reading

    Installation shot by photographer Joe Levack of Trenton Doyle Hancock exhibit at the Akron Art Museum

    Trenton Doyle Hancock @ the Akron Art Museum

    Karl Anderson


    When the glass doors of the Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries open, visitors are immediately enveloped in color—surrounded by yellow and pink walls. The stark contrast of Trenton Doyle Hancock’s black and white drawings against these saccharine, bubble gum-colored backdrops … Continue reading

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