Breaking the Mold: Opening on November 16

Please come to the opening of Breaking the Mold: The Art of Thelma & Edward Winter, curated by our own Becca Woodruff! The show opens at the Cleveland History Center on Saturday, November 16th.

Thelma and Edward were a power couple in Cleveland’s art community during the mid-twentieth century. She was the first woman to win first place in the Ceramic National at the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts (now the Everson Museum of Art), and he produced monumental enamelwork in a size never seen before. Together they injected a sense of playful vitality into a period of history marked by economic turmoil and war while also integrating styles and motifs from Vienna, New York, and Mexico City. Thanks to the unwavering support of their friends, students, and faculty from the Cleveland School of Art (now the Cleveland Institute of Art) and their May Show patrons, the Winters lived to see their work recognized as fine art. This exhibition invites visitors to experience life-size enamels, whimsical fairytale sculptures, and the vibrant world of the Winters. 

Becca will be at the History Center at 2 pm on the 16th, and would be happy to walk through the exhibition and answer questions with anyone interested in attending.