Fall 2019 Upcoming Events

On Friday, October 25, 2019, the 45th annual Cleveland Symposium, titled Visualizing Sound & Silence in Art & Architecture, will take place in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Recital Hall.

Prior Membership Events – 2019/2020

Friends of Art hosted a graduate student picnic at Squire Valleevue on August 24, 2019.

Candids below show students, faculty, and Friends of Art.

At the 15th Annual  Graduate Awards Ceremony on May 1, 2019, Friends of Art presented awards to Reed O’Mara for the best paper by an MA student, to Samantha Truman for the best paper by a PhD student and to Dominique deLuca for the best overall performance by a PhD student.

A pop-up tour of the Scandinavian Art Exhibition by a second year cohort of Art History Museum Studies Students was given on Wednesday, April 17, 2019,   at the Cleveland Museum of Art / Gallery 234

From left to right: Julia LaPlaca, Hannah, Hilditch, Kate Hublou, Tori Laser, Holly Witchey

On February 24th, 2019, Michael Weil, PhD, CWRU ’07 gave a talk entitled “Stieglitz’s Dream O’Keeffe’s Reality“, to a standing room only audience at the Linsalata Alumni Center.

The Friend of Friends Faculty Lecture was held on February 3rd, 2019, was given by Maggie Popkin who spoke on Specular Souvenirs: Sports Memorabilia in the Roman Empire.

On Saturday afternoon, December 1st, 2018, Friends of Art and guests made their way to the iconic Rose Iron Works for a tour of the facilities.

Bob Rose talking about the Iron Works
Bob Rose talking to guests
A wide range of guests showed up for the tour of the Iron Works

Co-chaired by graduate students Jacob Emmett and Angelica Verducci on October 26th, 2018, the day-long Cleveland Symposium featured papers on Built Environments and Performances of Power. Keynote speaker, Dr. John Hopkins, Assistant Professor of Art History and Classical Studies at Rice University, specializes in Architecture of the Roman Empire. The writers of the three winning papers can be found below, along with pictures of the graduate speakers of the symposium.

Rachel Ozerkevich, Anthony Meyer, and Althea Ruoppo - winners of the best papers

Rachael Ozerkevich, PhD student, Art History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “Failed Sports Space: Unsuccessfully Build Environments at the 1900 Olympics

Anthony Meyer, PhD student, Art History, University of California, Los Angeles:  “Coming into Contact? Spatial Experiences of Patio Crosses in Sixteenth Century New Spain

Althea Ruoppo, PhD student, History of Art and Architecture, Boston University: “Windows to the World: Isa Genzken’s Holocaust Demkmal (1991), A Nazi Descendant’s Design Proposal for the New England Holocaust Memorial

Friends of Art enjoying a September 16th, 2018, tour of FRONT International sites in University Circle and Ohio City led by Lisa Kurzner, curator.

On Saturday, April 15th., 2018, members and guests met at 7411 Cedar Road, the Sculpture Studio of Andrew Chakalis, who offered a detailed background as well as a tour of the historic Fillous and Ruppel Architectural Studio where he works. Mr. Chakalis spoke on his sculptural process. During the reception, there was an opportunity to view works in progress.