Cleveland Art, July/August 2010

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Published: July 1, 2010

Articles in this issue: Mabel Hewit; Andrew Borowiec; Omer Fast; Summer Reading; Studios; Film; Performance.

Cover:  A colorful woodcut, Sun Bathing, by Mabel Hewit. Basic shapes, blocks of color represnting  four women in swimsuits and swim caps from behind, laying on the beach.

Midwest Modern

Jane Glaubinger Curator of Prints

Mabel Amelia Hewit (1903–1984) is a Cleveland treasure. Born in Conneaut and raised in Youngstown, she lived the last 50 years of her life in Cleveland, exhibiting in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s May Show, an annual exhibition for regional artists, every year from 1...

The Flats

Tom Hinson Curator of Photography

Off West 3rd Street, the Flats 2002. This sweeping vista locates the flat industrial landscape west of the Cuyahoga River while also identifying an area in the foreground that the photographer will investigate in greater detail in other images—with the Cleveland skyl...

Fast Forward

Paola Morsiana Curator of Contemporary Art

The Casting (portions of selected stills) 2007. Omer Fast (Israeli, born Jerusalem, 1972; active Berlin).Four-channel video installation, color, sound; 14 min.(edition 4/6). Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2009.8.1–4 © Omer Fast


Since the early 1960s, film...

High Renaissance Sculpture

Jon L. Seydl The Paul J. and Edith Ingalls Vignos Jr. Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, 1500-1800

Mars, Minerva, Venus, and Cupid early 1500s. Valerio Belli (Italian, c. 1468–1546). Rock crystal intaglio, gilded from reverse, backed with lapis lazuli, mounted in a gold pendant; h. 6 cm. Pur...

A Revolution in Publishing

Amy Crist Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Paper Conservation

Printed Book of Hours (Use of Rome) c. 1510. Guillaume Le Rouge (printer), Paris, France. 112 printed folios on parchment, bound. Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2009.276. Displayed is the image of a Dominican nun, folios 84v–85r.


We consumers...

Bedroom Eyes

Constantine Petridis Curator of African Art

 Female Face Mask, Gambanda early 1900s. Pende people, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Wood, raffia; h. 25 cm. Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund 2008.150. Photo by Franko Khoury, courtesy of Z. S. Strother


This mask in the Central Pende style, one of three major...

A Stunning Buddhist Triptych

Anita Chung Curator of Chinese Art

Shakyamuni Triad: Buddha Attended by Manjushri and Samantabhadra late 13th–early 14th century. China, Yuan dynasty (1279–1368). Triptych of three hanging scrolls: ink and color on silk; each 106.9 x 46.4 cm. Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2009.342.1–3


The museum’...

An Erotic Talisman

Michael Bennett Curator of Greek and Roman Art

Woman’s Belt Hanger (Zone) c. 725–675 bc. Greece, Geometric period (900–700 bc). Bronze; 32.5 x 14.5 cm. Jane B. Tripp Charitable Lead Annuity Trust 2006.5


In 2006 the Cleveland Museum of Art acquired an early Greek bronze personal ornament, identified t...

Movable Pieces

Stephen N. Fliegel Curator of Medieval Art

Disk Brooch with Central Boss 7th century. Frankish, late Merovingian. Gilt-silver, copper alloy, glass, almandine; diam. 4.2 cm. Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund 2007.163. Filigree disk brooches of this type represent characteristic female adornmen...

A Picture Finds Its Frame

Mark Cole Associate Curator of American Painting and Sculpture

A Frame of Paramount Importance Reginald Marsh’s painting in its new frame (left, front), in its old frame (left, behind), and installed in the galleries (below).  


Launched three years ago in tandem with the reinstallation of the museum’...