Friday, February 18, 2011

Retrospective: Cleveland Public Square Implosion (Video)

Here’s a video from Cleveland’s WEWS Channel 5 of the October 3, 1982 implosion of the Cuyahoga and Williamson buildings on Public Square. The buildings were demolished to make way for the Standard Oil (AKA "Sohio") Building, later named the BP Tower, now known as 200 Public Square.

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Monday, February 7, 2011

The Cleveland Museum Of Art 2011 Exhibition Listings

It’s never too early to plan for a visit to the Cleveland Museum of Art! Here’s a press release from the The Cleveland Museum Of Art with their 2011 Exhibition Listings:

Landscapes from the Collection
March 26 – August 14, 2011

This show contrasts iconic rivers, mountains, and valleys with landscapes that emphasize humanity’s presence and intervention. From Ansel Adams’s pristine views to Robert Adams’s pioneering photography, the show will feature around 40 images from the museum’s permanent collection.

The Lure of Painted Poetry: Japanese and Korean Art
March 27 – August 28, 2011

The Lure of Painted Poetry presents spiritual freedom as interpreted in Japanese and Korean art using Chinese classical poetry as an international cultural symbol. The show features about 80 masterpieces from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection, including paintings, calligraphy, craft art, and contemporary collage.

CLE OP: Cleveland Op Art Pioneers
April 9, 2011 – February 26, 2012

Op Art—short for Optical Art—features abstract compositions, dynamic patterns, and art with a pulsating rhythm. Several Cleveland artists were internationally recognized during the Op Art movement that peaked in the 1960s. Their works are featured here in an exhibition that draws from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s permanent holdings as well as loans from private collections.

The Art of Daily Life: Portable Objects from Southeast Africa
April 16, 2011 – February 26, 2012

"This exhibition features a variety of objects made by pastoral peoples belonging to different southern African cultures. The art of this vast region comprises exquisitely designed everyday objects, including snuff containers, staffs, clubs, beer vessels, and beaded garments, all characterized by their stylistic diversity and rich cultural meanings. Many of the works in The Art of Daily Life, the first exhibition of its kind organized by a major art museum in the United States, have never before been exhibited or published."

Indian Kalighat Paintings
May 1 – September 18, 2011

These rarely displayed paintings are considered the beginning of Indian modernist art. They were originally created as souvenirs for nineteenth-century tourists and sometimes mock the newly affluent with their high stylization and bright colors.

Brian Ulrich
August 27, 2011 – January 16, 2012

Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi (1904–1965)
October 16, 2011 – January 8, 2012

In a first collaboration between the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Nanjing Museum, this comprehensive exhibition of the modern master Fu Baoshi gives a detailed look into the transformation of traditional-style painting in an age of national crisis. From landscapes and figure paintings to political artwork manifesting state ideology, the show examines the artist’s struggle and political reconciliation as well as the search for an artistic language that speaks for both the self and the nation. It reveals the complexity of artistic creativity in China’s turbulent twentieth century.


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