What The Eyes See: The Magic of Op Art

Posted on April 7, 2011 by ClevelandArt

The exhibition CLE OP: Cleveland Op Art Pioneers opens on April 9 to celebrate the work of several Cleveland artists who contributed to the abstract art movement that surged in the 1960s. Op Art (short for optical art) applies the art of visual illusion and perception to dazzle the eye of visitors through unique compositions that combine bold colors, dynamic patterns, geometric shapes and lines.

Four-day Educators Academy Teaches Teachers How to Infuse Art in the Classroom

Posted on July 26, 2010 by ClevelandArt

The museum’s Connie Towson Ford Educators Academy is inviting teachers from all grade levels and disciplines to learn at the Igniting Student Success workshop, August 3 to 6.

Educators will come away with the skills to integrate art into their lesson plans while also focusing on literacy, math, science, and social studies. A variety of professionals will teach art-centered interdisciplinary approaches to help your classroom succeed.

Behind the Scenes at the Museum: Summer Intern Edition

Posted on July 23, 2010 by ClevelandArt

Each year, college students from across the country set out to find internships. This summer, 26 undergraduate and several graduate interns are working throughout the museum to gain experience in their respective fields. (And, hopefully, have fun in the process!)

Alicia Hudson Garr, internship coordinator and associate director of interpretation, says this summer the interns are especially diverse, which reflects the nature of the museum’s program.

Insider's View: Art for Parent and Child

Posted on July 15, 2010 by ClevelandArt

Ever wondered what happens in an Art for Parent and Child class? We visited a recent summer session to give an up-close view of what transpires when you combine more than 10 toddlers and their caring adults with the creative classroom of one of the nation's top art museums. Mix in two experienced teachers, and you have an equation that equals time well spent on a Wednesday or Saturday morning.

Welcome learners!


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