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Satlowski Exhibits at Embassy

February 2017

Lauren Satlowski (Painting '13) has a solo exhibition at Embassy Gallery called, Night in the Diamond Cut. Satlowski’s new works on paper employ characters that unabashedly celebrate their innate femininity while simultaneously calling the body into crisis. These archetypes —both girlish and aged– materialize and retreat through the staining and crystallization of watercolor and ink.


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Connally Will Speak at Society for Photography Education’s 2017 Conference

February 2017

William Connally (Photography '12) will present at the Society of Photography Education 2017 National Converence in March 2017 on Thursday, March 9 from 4-5:40pm. His presentation is part of the new imagemaker "Dialogic" presentation. This new session format is a carefully curated series of five concise 18-minute presentations by five imagemakers on issues of photography, family, and remembrance.


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Merola to Lecture at University of Michigan’s Institute for the Humanities

February 2017

On March 6, Shanna Merola (Photography '11) will speak at a lecture called, "Off the Record." She will discuss the various roles that art and activism play in her work with grassroots movements across the country - from the historic fight to reclaim Richmond, Virginia’s African Burial Ground to the deeply embattled struggle over water privatization in Detroit and Flint, Michigan.


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Rosen Exhibits at PPOW in NYC

February 2017

P·P·O·W in New York presents Tie Me to the Mast, a solo exhibition by Annabeth Rosen (Ceramics '81). Rosen's work explores the fundamental properties of ceramics by directly confronting the aesthetic and chemical relationships between sculptural form and painterly surface.


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Ian McDonald Named Ceramics Artist-in-Residence at Cranbrook Academy of Art

February 2017

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., February 22, 2017 – The Cranbrook Academy of Art Board of Governors and Christopher Scoates, the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum, announced today that Ian McDonald has been named the new Artist-in-Residence for the Academy’s Ceramics department. He will replace Anders Ruhwald, who is leaving at the end of the academic year. McDonald will begin his tenure in September of 2017.


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Fishman Interviewed in Art In America

February 2017

Painting Artist-in-Residence Beverly Fishman sits down with Art in America magazine for the article “The Drug of Abstraction: An Interview with Beverly Fishman.” In it, she discusses her recent sabbatical in New York, and her continued body of work addressing the technological and pharmaceutical industry. On February 23, she opens a new exhibition of work at CUE Art Foundation in New York […]


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Cranbrook Academy of Art Presents Distinguished Alumni Award to McArthur Binion

February 2017

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., February 21, 2017– Cranbrook Academy of Art is pleased to announce that it will confer its 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award on Chicago-based painter McArthur Binion (Painting ’73). Binion will receive the award and participate in a public conversation at Cranbrook Art Museum with Laura Mott, Curator of Contemporary Art and Design, and local writer and educator Michael Stone-Richards, on March 7 at 7pm.


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Soleimani Is Participating in Panel Discussion at Reed Gallery

February 2017

Sheida Soleimani (Photography '15) is participating in a panel discussion on February 10 at 12-1pm at Wave Pool Gallery in Camp Washington and the Dorothy W. and C. Lawson Reed Jr. Gallery at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning.


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Beverly Fishman: DOSE Opens at CUE Art Foundation on February 23

February 2017

Exhibition Curated by Nick Cave (Fiber '89)
Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Feb. 9, 2017 – Join Beverly Fishman, Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Painting Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art, and Academy alumnus Nick Cave (Fiber '89), at CUE Art Foundation in New York City on February 23 for the opening of Fishman's latest solo exhibition, Beverly Fishman: DOSE. The exhibition is curated by Cave, who says the best way to describe Fishman's new work is "narcotic euphoria."


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Cusumano and Towner Exhibit “Om Tat Sat…” at Endicott College

February 2017

Om Tat Sat: A Photographic Journey through India is an exhibition of photographs by Maria Cusumano (Print Media '82) and Mark Towner (Photography '81) that is showing at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts. The two artists met at Cranbrook Academy of Art. The exhibition runs until May 20, 2017.


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Ewing Exhibits Architectual Photography at Columbia University

February 2017

Stagecraft: Models and Photos opens February 9 and exlores the synergy between architectural models and photography as a wellspring of architectural invention. For this exhibition, the Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery at Columbia University commissioned architectural photographer James Ewing (Photography '04) to photograph six models of notable twentieth century buildings, culled from the archives of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.


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Gaydos’ “Unfixed” Featured in “Lenscratch”

February 2017

Kottie Gaydos (Photography '16) recent project Unfixed is an interdisciplinary examination of vulnerability, healing, and change. Gaydos creates ceramic vessels which she coats in an unfixed cyanotype solution, then juxtaposes these forms next to manipulated sheets of unfixed cyanotype paper. Each medium undergoes a change.


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Dickinson Exhibits at American University Art Museum

February 2017

Jessica Dickinson (Painting '99 ) is part of a new group exhibition, New Ruins at American University Art Museum. The artists work in the show foregrounds the specific temporal, material, and tactile aspects of painting as subject.


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Newport Interview by de la Paz in “Surface Design”

February 2017

Fiber Artist-In-Residence Mark Newport discusses his art practice in an interview by Jovencio de la Paz (Fiber ’12) in the Fall 2016 issue of Surface Design. The article, “Men/ Mend / Amend” relates to the central theme of the issue, “Mending,” as Newport’s current body of work explores the stitch as an agent of material and physical healing as it relates to fatherhood.

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Pàquin Exhibits at Presbyterian College

January 2017

The Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery at Presbyterian College exhibits Ralph Pàquin’s (Ceramics '82) Evolution: Of Origin and Form. Pàquin currently serves as a professor of studio art at the College. The exhibition will be open through February 27.


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Campbell and Szabo Exhibit at Terhune Art Gallery

January 2017

Alumni Brittany Campbell (Fiber '13) and Zachariah Szabo (Photography) are part of the joint exhibition Brittany Campbell & Zachariah Szabo: The Conceit of Memory at Terhune Art Gallery. Through photography and three-dimensional constructions, Campbell and Szabo each explore the meaning and purpose of loss, memory, and identity.


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Rebecca Ripple Named Interim Sculpture Artist-in-Residence at Cranbrook Academy of Art

January 2017

The Cranbrook Academy of Art Board of Governors and Christopher Scoates, the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum, announced today that Rebecca Ripple has been named the interim Artist-in-Residence for the Academy’s Sculpture Department. She will serve a one-year term, starting in the fall of 2017 and continuing through 2017-18 academic year.


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Merrill Is Featured in Iowa Women’s Art Exhibition

January 2017

Works by artists Jody Boyer of Council Bluffs, Jane Gilmor of Cedar Rapids and Rachel Merrill (Photography '04) of Des Moines are featured in the Iowa Women’s Art Exhibition. The exhibition, which celebrates female artists and their contributions to the cultural vitality of Iowa, is on display in Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds' formal office through June 2017. The public is welcome to visit.


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Goff Is Part of Group Show “Reel Real” at Fosdick-Nelson Gallery

January 2017

Shannon Goff (Ceramics '03) is part of the group show Reel Real at the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery at Alfred University. The exhibition questions perceptions of reality. Goff's piece, a monumental sculpture made entirely out of cardboard, titled Miles To Empty, is a visual critique of the decline in human industry.


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Gleisner Interviews Cave About How He Created “Until”

January 2017

Jacquelyn Gleisner (Painting '10) interviews Nick Cave (Fiber '89) about his new exhibition Until at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams (MASS MoCA) for Art21. They talked about how his work stimulates questions about equality in America.


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Anthony Dunne To Deliver the 2017 Knoll Lecture in Design at Cranbrook Academy of Art

January 2017

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., January 18, 2017 – On January 26 at 6pm, Cranbrook Academy of Art will welcome critically acclaimed designer and educator Anthony Dunne for this year's annual Knoll Lecture in Design. Dunne is currently a Professor of Design and Emerging Technology and a Fellow of the Graduate Institute for Design Ethnography and Social Thought at The New School in New York. Dunne also runs the studio Dunne and Raby with his long term partner and collaborator, Fiona Raby.


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Kempthorn Exhibits at the College of Wooster Art Museum

January 2017

The College of Wooster Art Museum (CWAM) begins 2017 with an exhibition by Amber Kempthorn (Sculpture '08), who will show A River Isn’t Too Much to Love, which includes drawing and collage. Kempthorn has taught at Wooster and the Cleveland Institute of Art as an adjunct professor of art since 2012.


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Fike’s Work Is Featured in “Arizona Foothills Magazine”

January 2017

According to Arizona Foothills Magazine Jim Fike (Photography ’99),”… effortlessly blends art and science resulting in engaging and truly beautiful photography while presenting everyday local botanicals in a new and refreshing new light.” Recently Fike’s work became a part of the permanent collection of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film. His artwork has been featured in numerous publications […]


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Boggess Featured in Southwest Art

January 2017

Cranbrook Academy of Art Graduate Lynn Boggess (Painting '80) was featured in the January issue of Southwest Art magazine. Boggess paints all year long in a variety of locations, the result of which is a body of work with substantially varied subject matter.


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Cave Awarded the International Medal of Arts

January 2017

The U.S. Department of State honored contemporary artist Nick Cave (Fiber '89)with the International Medal of Arts. The International Medal of Arts is awarded to artists who demonstrate an enduring commitment to the Art in Embassies mission of cultural diplomacy through the visual arts and international cultural exchange.


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Harvey’s Exhibition Featured in the “Chicago Tribune”

January 2017

Jessica Harvey (Photography '09) is featured in the Chicago Tribune. Her exhibition, Arrows of the Dawn, is open at Jolliet College's Laura A. Sprague Art Gallery in Joliet. The exhibit, which investigates experiments in utopian living through the colony, is abstractly based on Jane Byrd McCall Whitehead, the community's under-recognized matriarch and her relationship to nature, spirituality and the failed vision she had for herself and her family.


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Cranbrook Grads Part of SPACE10 Residency

December 2016

Architects Emil Froege (Architecture '15), Yuan Chieh Yang (Architecture '15) and Benas Burdulis (Architecture '16)are exploring the intersection between classical and digital, always looking for a digitally-fabricated architecture that relates more closely to nature.


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AIRs and Alumni Show Cave Gallery

December 2016

Don't miss the show opening at Cave Gallery (in the Russell Industrial Center in Detroit) and at Galerie Gallery in the Netherlands on Saturday, December 10. Artist-in-Residences Heather McGill and Iris Eichenberg, alumni Sarah Turner (Metalsmithing '04) and Adam Shirley (Metalsmithing '10) exchanged creative 'prompts' or assignments with the artists showing at Galerie Gallery to create the exhibition.


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Ceren Bingol Named Interim Architect-in-Residence at Cranbrook Academy of Art

December 2016

Dan Kinkead Named Visiting Architect-in-Residence
Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Dec. 5, 2016 – Christopher Scoates, the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum, and the Cranbrook Academy of Art Board of Governors, announced today that Ceren Bingol has been named the interim Architect-in-Residence and Head of the Architecture Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Bingol will begin her tenure on January 6, 2017, and her position will continue through the 2016-2017 academic year. She will then stay on for the entire 2017-18 academic year. While here, Bingol will be collaborating with Dan Kinkead, AIA, Principal, at SmithGroupJJR, during the spring 2017 semester.


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Eastman Opened “Traces” at ArtSpace

December 2016

Current student Angela Eastman (Sculpture '18) opened Traces, a two person show with Sonja Hinrichsen at ArtSpace in Raleigh, NC on December 2. Eastman's work in Traces can be understood as a microcosm of the way in which we move through the natural world.


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Maine Potters Market Features Orser

December 2016

Maine Potters Market features alumnus David Orser (Ceramics '90) work that includes bowls and vases depicting galaxies, comets, planets and constellations in cobalt blue inlaid slip decoration for the month of December.


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Schanck Listed in “9 Fascinating Objects at Design Miami 2016”

November 2016

Christopher Schanck (3D Design), is part of Artnet News' 9 Fascinating Objects at Design Miami 2016. Schanck work is bold, architectural pieces that are coated in a super fine foil that reveals every nook and cranny of their original surfaces (the table is cheap OSB wood), now smooth to the touch thanks to a glossy finish.


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Thomason Opens at Teen Party

November 2016

Congratulations to Tracy Thomason (Painting '08) on the opening of her recent exhibition at Teen Party in Brooklyn. Read about it in Blouin Artinfo.


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Academy Alumni Named USA Fellows

November 2016

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., November 18, 2016 - Cranbrook Academy of Art is pleased to announce that alumni Vivian Beer (Metalsmithing ‘04), Annabeth Rosen (Ceramics ’81) and Piper Shepard (Fiber '88) were each named 2016 United States Artists Fellows this week. Representing nine creative disciplines, each USA Fellow receives an unrestricted $50,000 award and recognition as one of America’s most accomplished and innovative artists.


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Farrand and Herwitz Featured in Art21

November 2016

Blog Art21 features an article about Devin Farrand (Ceramics '11) and Ariel Herwitz (Ceramics '11) who have solo exhibitions opening in Los Angeles at Ibid Gallery and Ochi Projects.


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Heather McGill Announces Departure from Cranbrook Academy of Art

November 2016

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., November 15, 2016 -- Cranbrook Academy of Art announced today that Heather McGill, Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Sculpture Department, will leave the Academy at the end of the 2016- 2017 academic year. McGill notified the Academy of her decision last week.


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Jaworska Opens “SET” at Volume Gallery

November 2016

Ania Jaworska (Architecture '09) opened SET at Volume Gallery in Chicago. SET is a collection of units that share visual and physical similarities. This fixed resemblance is identified by consistency of color, material, scale, shape, form, and self-aware parts of the grouping.


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Adler Schnee Exhibits at Detroit Center for Design + Technology

November 2016

Fiber Artist Ruth Adler Schnee (Fiber ’46) is exhibiting her work in  Adler Schnee: A Life in Design at Detroit Center for Design + Technology. The exhibition features a rich selection of Adler Schnee’s stunning textiles, fabric panels, and drawings, offering a remarkable view of her career and the finest of mid-century design. The opening reception is November 4 and the exhibition runs until November 30.


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Taylor’s Complex Movements Returns to Detroit with “Beware of the Dandelions”

October 2016

Complex Movements, with alumnus Wes Taylor (2D '11), returns to Detroit with their interactive performance space. Complex Movements is a Detroit-based art collective that seeks to combine complex science and social justice movements into an interactive performance space that reflects the needs, strengths and stories of a given community. The group has received support from Knight Foundation to develop its incredible touring art space, multimedia installation and organizing project


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Cox Opens “Infinite Replica” at Hope College

October 2016

Hope graduate and Cranbrook Alumnus Chris Cox (Photography ’16) opens Infinite Replica at the De Pree Art Center and Gallery. Cox was also the inaugural Borgeson Artist-in-Residence at the college. The Borgeson Artist-in-Residence was created  to bring professional artists to Hope College. The artist-in-residence meets with department students and alumni, and concludes the residency with a solo exhibition and […]


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Nelson Speaks with “Creative Capital”

October 2016

Photography Alum Brittany Nelson (Photography ’11) speaks with Creative Capital. In the article, she discusses her current exhibition Alternative Process at David Klein Gallery and how she has been able to experiment with outdated photographic processes to create abstract work. Her exhibition is open through December 17.    


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Cranbrook Mourns the Loss of Warren Corbitt

October 2016

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., October 19, 2016 – The Cranbrook Academy of Art community mourns the loss of alumnus Warren Corbitt (2D Design '99).

Corbitt was a multidisciplinary designer focusing on branding, editorial, and cultural projects, working fluidly between both screen-based and print-based media.


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Fernandes Exhibits at the James E. Lewis Museum of Art

October 2016

Place, travel and environment play an important part in the fiber artist Maria-Theresa Fernandes’s internationally acclaimed work. Throughout her career, Fernandes’ (Fiber ’85) travel has given her the opportunity to reflect and create works relating to the surroundings of the countries she experienced.  Locations, Dislocation, Relocations: Embroidering Art, Poetry and History is open through December 14 at the James E. Lewis Museum of […]


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Core77 Interviews Klinker About Design

October 2016

Artist-in-Residence and head of 3D Design Scott Klinker is interviewed for Core77. In this in depth piece, he discusses design as an “expanding discipline and cultural agency” and the work of 3D Design at Cranbrook.


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Gerhardt Knodel Receives the 2016 American Craft Council Gold Medal Award

October 2016

Nick Cave and Myra Mimlitsch-Gray Named Fellows

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Oct. 11, 2016 — Cranbrook Academy of Art is pleased to announce that Gerhardt Knodel, past Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum and former Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Fiber Department, has been awarded the 2016 Gold Medal for Consummate Craftsmanship by the American Craft Council (ACC).


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ArtPrize 2016 Featured Cranbrook Grads

October 2016

Several Cranbrook Academy of Art graduates participated in this year’s ArtPrize in Grand Rapids and received recognition. Higher Ground, an installation by artists Stephan Hillerband (Sculpture ’04) + Mary Magsamen (Sculpture ’94) was awarded 5th Place in the Time-Based category. The piece was created in the spirit of George Méliès landmark illusionistic film, “A Trip to the Moon.” The artists, along with their children, embarked on an adventure to […]


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Shiva Ahmadi and Sonya Clark Named a 2016 Recipient of the “Anonymous Was A Woman” Award

October 2016

Congratulations to Shiva Ahmadi (Painting ’05) and Sonya Clark (Fiber ’95) for being named one of the 2016 recipients of the Anonymous Was A Woman award. Anonymous Was A Woman is an unrestricted grant of $25,000 that enables women artists, over 40 years of age and at a significant juncture in their lives or careers, to continue to grow and pursue their work. The Award is given in recognition of […]


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Gilkerson Exhibits at the Institute of Contemporary Art Baltimore

October 2016

Institute of Contemporary Art Baltimore presents Unending, artwork by Skye Gilkerson (Sculpture ’09) at Gallery Four in Baltimore, MD. Using video, installation, and works on paper, Gilkerson creates subtle interventions. Manipulating ubiquitous materials like newspapers, mirrors, and shards of found ceramic, the artist disrupts the viewer’s awareness of their surroundings and destabilizes familiar structures. The exhibition runs October 1-23.


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Habsburg-Lothringen Part of a UCSD Exhibition

September 2016

Chanel Von Habsburg-Lothringen (Photography ’14) is part of a group exhibition for the Department of Visual Arts at University of California San Diego (UCSD). This Psychodrama  exhibition tosses aside possession to embrace exorcism of questions taking center stage while wrestling with a kind of mind-matter dualism. The exhibition is open until October 21.


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Farrand Has Solo Exhibition at Ibid Gallery

September 2016

Heft is a solo show of artist Devin Farrand (Ceramics '11) at the Ibid Gallery in Los Angeles . The exhibition is the first solo show with the gallery. Inspired by the intersection of aesthetics and production, shop equipment and industrial materials are transformed into streamlined minimal objects. The exhibition closes November 5.


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Ruhwald Exhibition Opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

September 2016

Cranbrook Academy of Art Ceramics Artist-in-Residence Anders Ruhwald will open his latest exhibition, “Anders Ruhwald: Unit 1: 3583 Dubois” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland MOCA on Friday, September 23. The exhibition presents several life-sized rooms and corridors based on a permanent installation that Ruhwald is creating in one apartment of his building at 2170 Mack Avenue, previously addressed 3583 Dubois. “It’s […]


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