An organizer of an international triennial of contemporary art sold more than 110 artists on the charms of Cleveland and the surrounding area.
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By incorporating music, immersive wallpapers and a Harlem walking tour, in addition to the decorative arts, the Cooper Hewitt hopes to transport visitors to another era.
Six of the Japanese ultra-Pop artist’s “infinity mirror” rooms and other works will be on view starting next year.
The city wants to attract visitors and international attention with contemporary art.
The Cleveland Museum of Art has returned a statue after agreeing that there is evidence it may have been looted from a jungle temple decades ago.
The Cleveland Museum of Art says its research shows that an ancient statue in its collection wasn’t looted from a site in Cambodia.
David Franklin, who has led the Cleveland Museum of Art for three years, said that he would resign for personal reasons.
In the art world, to repeat oneself is often synonymous with being washed up, recycling a few good ideas you had 20 or 30 years earlier and have now branded for popular success. Public art is often very repetitious, as is most commercial hackwork, pictures of cottages on flower-dappled shores with moon-kissed mountains in the background. ¶ The word “repetitions” in the title of a new van Gogh exhibition at the Phillips Collection means something very different and is not at all about exhausted inspiration or cynical marketing. Van Gogh’s repetitions were more akin to variations on a theme, in a musical sense, a process of reinterpretation, refinement and experimentation through which the artist explored new possibilities in a portrait of a friend, a picture of his bedroom or a scene of road workers toiling beneath thick, shady trees. ¶ The Phillips Collection exhibition began with the last of these three “repetitions,” two paintings van Gogh made in 1889: “The Road Menders,” owned by the collection, and “The Large Plane Trees,” owned by the Cleveland Museum of Art. The two works explore the same visual material, a line of venerable trees that seem to be pulling the earth upward with a combustible energy. Beneath them, dark-clad townspeople pass on their daily business while men labor at repairing a torn-up street.