The Galleries at CSU

Exhibitions Schedule 2014-2015

All scheduled exhibitions and events are subject to change.All programs are free and open to the public.

August 28 – October 4, 2014

At Home in Africa || Thursday, August 28 – Saturday, October 4, 2014

Design, Beauty and Pleasing Irregularity in Domestic Settings
At Home in Africa is an exhibition that features the inspirational and creative design, pattern and form found in a wide variety of traditional handcrafted objects from African homes of the past 130 years, covering over 70 ethnic groups from 30 countries.

This exhibition is comprised of textiles, ceramics, furnishings and other works of art. “At Home in Africa” explores architectural elements and furniture, tools and storage (particularly of water), cooking and serving materials, leisure objects, grooming items, clothing, jewelry, and sacred corners of households from 33 countries. This exhibit considers how Africa has met the basic human desire for domestic comfort in the past century, exploring general requirements and solutions, as well as those specific to particular ethnic groups at particular times.

The works in this exhibition are drawn from the CSU collection of African art supplemented with significant works from museums and private collections. Fully illustrated exhibition catalog. Curated by CSU Associate Professor of African Art History, Dr. Kathy Curnow

October 30 – December 4, 2014

All Galleries
THE 21st PEOPLE’S ART SHOW
A Cleveland tradition that began in 1983 –– a non-juried, free, and open celebration of creativity, diversity and imagination – 350 artists are expected to participate with over 500 works in all media. All people are invited to exhibit – no entries will be refused.
Drop off: October 17, 18, 10am to 4pm
Pick-up: December 5, 6, 10am to 4pm

Thursday, January 15 – March 7, 2015

North Gallery:
MIND CREATURES: THE AMAZING WORLD OF MARVIN JONES
An exhibition of works by the late CSU Professor of Art who taught printmaking in the CSU Art Department from 1976 until his death in 2005. Curated by Russ Revock, former student of Marvin Jones, and current Professor of Printmaking at CSU.

Center Gallery:
ONLY HUMAN: WRESTLING ENTROPY, works by E.D. Taylor – thoughtfully crafted collage paintings and sound sculptures addressing themes of the human condition.

South Gallery:
PLACE AND VISION: THE ARTISTIC LEGACY OF MASUMI HAYASHI
An exhibition of works by the late CSU Professor of Art who taught photography at CSU from 1985 until her tragic, untimely death in 2006; Curated by Michael Gentile, Masumi’s friend, colleague, and collaborator of many years.

Thursday March 26 – May 1, 2015

North Gallery:
MERIT SCHOLAR EXHIBITION – works by recipients of the Art Department’s 2014/2015 Merit Scholarships

South and Center Galleries:
THE 44th STUDENT SHOW – a juried exhibition with awards and prizes organized by SOFA (Student Organization for the Fine Arts)

May 9 & 10, 2015

South Gallery:
THE ART OF AUTISM: EXPLORING SELF-EXPRESSION an exhibition presented in conjunction with the INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN‘S THEATER FESTIVAL, is a sensory friendly exhibition produced in collaboration with Playhouse Square, coordinated by Daniel Hahn.

Thursday May 14 – June 20, 2015

North Gallery:
PHYLLIS SELTZER: THE ITALIAN WORKS, -- Paintings by celebrated Cleveland artist Phyllis Seltzer who is primarily known for her iconic paintings of Cleveland. However, as a half-time resident of Venice, Italy, her lesser known and never-before seen in Cleveland Italian Works will be the focus of this exhibition.

Center Gallery:
TRAVIS KINCHY: FROM THE SHADOWS INTO LIGHT; highly expressive, somber, and melancholy sculptures in clay and bronze, dealing with universal and mythological themes of the human condition

South Gallery:
HeartWorks – an exhibition of works in a variety of media created by artists with developmental challenges, curated by Tim Knapp, Assistant Art Gallery Director, in collaboration with the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities