February 2009

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Published: February 1, 2009

Art and Power

Constantine Petridis Curator of African Art

When Art and Power in the Central African Savanna opens its doors to the general public on March 1, nearly 15 years will have passed since the Cleveland Museum of Art last presented a temporary exhibition on the rich artistic legacy of sub-Saharan Africa. A...

Ottoman Opulence

Louise W. Mackie Curator of Textiles and Islamic Art

Foreign ambassadors cooled their heels amid splendid hospitality while waiting days for an audience with the sultan of the Ottoman Empire. Soon after his conquest of Istanbul in 1453, Sultan Mehmed II proclaimed it the empire’s capital, began const...

Pain Becomes Art

Massoud Saidpour Artistic Director, Performing Arts

The Sphere. Photo: Edin Velez

Yokohama, Japan, late 1950s: An American mother drives down the street, her two-year-old daughter at her side. Suddenly a bicycle darts in front of the car. She slams on the brakes. The child flies through the windshield...