Cleveland Art, September/October 2018

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  • Member Magazine
Published: September 1, 2018

In this issue of the members magazine: Clarence H. White's World; Contemporary African Art; Rewriting History; The Power of Writing; Museum Publications 24/7; Welcome Britany Salsbury; Kusama—Infinity

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Clarence H. White's World

Ohio native Clarence H. White was an inventive artist, an influential leader of the American Pictorialist movement, a pioneer in the development of photographic magazine illustration and advertising, and founder of the first school of fine art photography in the United States. Yet history has margin...

Morning, 1905. Clarence H. White (American, 1871–1925). Gum bichromate print; 24.5 x 19.5 cm. Princeton University Art Museum, The Clarence H. White Collection, assembled and organized by Professor Clarence H. White Jr., and given in memory of Lewis F. White, Dr. Maynard P. White Sr., and Clarence H. White Jr., the sons of Clarence H. White Sr. and Jane Felix White, x1983-515

Contemporary African Art

Contemporary art speaks with an active voice. Its “present tense-ness” appeals to museum audiences, capturing and reflecting our immediate world. At the same time, contemporary art can revitalize or cast critical light on historical art. Works by contemporary African artists are no exception: they r...

Rewriting History

Over the past three decades, Kerry James Marshall has intertwined the legacies of Western painting and modern-day art movements to explore the presence and absence of black people throughout art history. Part of the inaugural edition of FRONT International, Kerry James Marshall: Works on Paper allow...

 Stono Group (Jemmy aka Cato), 2012. Acrylic on PVC; 73.7 x 61 x 7.6 cm

The Power of Writing

Perhaps no other civilization placed more importance on the art of writing than China. Literacy and education were the privilege of the elite, and access to power and wealth depended on success in the civil service examination. Those who knew how to use the brush could practice the country’s high ar...

Museum Publications 24/7

For more than a century, a researcher wanting to consult the complete publication record of the museum needed to visit the Ingalls Library, in person. In the reference collection, a dozen shelves were dedicated to collection and exhibition catalogues, bulletins and journals, pamphlets, gallery guide...

Digitizer, Intern Echo Yan spent six weeks this summer working on the project.

Welcome Britany Salsbury

Associate curator of prints and drawings Britany Salsbury joined the museum this past spring, having held the same title at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Earlier, she worked in research and fellowship positions at the Rhode Island School of Design, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Morgan Library & Museum, an...

Kusama – Infinity

For someone who spent 17 years making an independent documentary about Yayoi Kusama, Heather Lenz could not have had better timing. The Japanese artist was largely forgotten and mostly unknown when Lenz, then a college student, learned about Kusama from a professor and soon decided to make a movie t...

Director and Artist, Heather Lenz with Yayoi Kusama