Cleveland Museum of Art Presents: Allen Ruppersberg

Allen Ruppersberg (b. 1944) is a first-generation American Conceptual artist. His work runs the gamut from painting and photography, prints, installations and sculptures. He was born in Cleveland and graduated from the now California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in 1967.

He is most well-known for his installations titled Al’s Cafe (1969), Al’s Grand Hotel (1971) and The Novel that Writes Itself (1978)

The Cleveland Museum of Art is proud to present Ruppersberg’s homage to the town of his birth. The series features illuminated photographs taken from an unusual vantage point, from the point of view of billboards across Cleveland. These billboards do no commercial work any longer, but rather offer the audience a very different perspective on the city. That being, what the billboard sees from above. The structures holding up the billboards in real life are featured through the backdrop behind the photos of each of the installations.

Shaker Historical Society Prohibition Exhibition

This new exhibition examines how Prohibition affected Shaker Heights residents. The way they lived, worked and entertained. Many of the homes in Shaker Heights have wine cellars and bars. The exhibition brings those once private spaces to light and to life for the public. Additionally, it will look at the rise of homebrewing and the cocktail.

The Shaker Historical Society was created in 1947. Its mission is to tend to the stewardship of the region’s most important histories. The organization does this through respectful discovery, collection, preservation and public demonstrations. The Shaker Historical Society is intended to uphold the traditions and heritage of the Shaker sect, Warrensville Township and Shaker Heights.

The home of The Shaker Historical Society is arranged on the grounds of the previous North Union Center Family’s apple plantation and vegetable garden and was the previous home of Louis Myers, a land specialist for the Van Sweringen Company, and his significant other, Blanche. From the Myers Mansion we work an exhibition hall, an open research library and files, a workmanship display, a nearby shop and network of cultivated flower beds.

Exhibit Located at Shaker Historical Museum

72nd Springfield Art Museum Juried Member’s Exhibition

Springfield Museum of Art keeps on mounting changing shows and works from its changeless gathering while at the same time connecting new crowds and building solid associations with historical center individuals and local gatherings through presentation related open projects. Network interest for craftsmanship classes at the Center for the Arts area drove the Museum to frame an association with Clark State Community College’s Department of Continuing Education and Wittenberg University to offer network workmanship classes in the previous workmanship focus school space. Exhibition hall individuals get a markdown on educational cost for classes offered by Clark State at Springfield Center for the Arts.

Presently in its multi year, Springfield Museum of Art’s Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition keeps on developing – in the quantity of members, as well as in the quality, assorted variety, and expansiveness of mediums spoke to. While the works differ incredibly, all epitomize the creative soul of experimentation, opportunity of articulation, and investigation of medium-and the utilization of shading this year, in all cases, is extraordinary.

Terracotta Soldiers Come to Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Art Museum will be featuring an exciting new exhibit that showcases 120 some objects that will include some the famous Terracotta figures warriors from ancient China, along with other artifacts like arms, armor, bronze vessels, gold and silver work, jade carvings, jewelry and ceramics. The pieces hail from art museums and historical institutes all over Shaanxi province, China.

All the objects date from the Pre-Qin period (770-221 BC) up until the Qin dynasty (which lasted from 221-206 BC). All the objects come from the emperor’s mausoleum as well as aristocrats’ and nomads’ tombs.

The pieces will help visitors understand the rich cultural heritage—history, myths and burials—of ancient China.

The world-renowned Terracotta Army is a collection of sculptures which represent the army of Qin Shi Huang. Huang was the first Emperor of China. The funerary art was buried with the emperor around 210 BC. They were meant to protect him in the afterlife. Other figures found in the tomb included non-military figures such as court officials, strongmen and acrobats, all presumably meant to serve Huang in the afterlife.

The exhibit runs through the summer to August 12th.

Special Exhibition: The Photography of Gil Gonzalez

This exclusive show features photography by Gil Gonzalez. Gonzalez has photographed a variety of subject matter and will share some of his favorite work in this exhibit. On the first of May, the museum curators will include nature photography by Kristina Smith. Admission to the exhibit is free. Sponsored by The Fremont Company and Walmart.

The Hayes Presidential Center, Inc. operates and manages the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. As an NPO, the Hayes Presidential Library and Museum receives the majority of its funding through the Rutherford B. Hayes–Lucy Webb Hayes Foundation. The State of Ohio  provides yearly donation administered through the Ohio History Connection.

Thurs., Feb. 1–Sun., July 1, 2018
February Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday Noon–5 p.m.
March – July Hours: Monday–Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday Noon–5 p.m.; Closed Easter Sunday, April 1

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