A 1,400-year-old statue of the Hindu god Krishna is getting a 21st century facelift at the Cleveland Museum of Art.  He was assembled from broken pieces four decades ago, but, it turns out they didn’t quite get it right.   

When veterans return home the transition to civilian life can be a challenge.  For one local veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, his transition was made easier through art

Brandon Secrest is a 36-year-old sophomore at the Cleveland Institute of Art who joined the institute after more than a decade in the U.S. Navy, much of it as a Navy SEAL.

But before he joined the Navy, he had thoughts of becoming an artist.

Curators reviewed more than 600 books by African-American authors and illustrators while creating Telling a People's Story: African-American Children's Illustrated Literature, an exhibition underway at the Miami University Art Museum.

It’s been a century since acclaimed French sculptor Auguste Rodin died. Museums around the world have a casting of his iconic work The Thinker, but the one at the Cleveland Museum of Art stands apart because of an act of violence that happened nearly 50 years after its creator's death.

From a hashtag to a movement, #MeToo is generating conversations around the world.

It’s also inspiring artists here in Northeast Ohio.

Cleveland painter Laura Dumm decided to depict Venus, the goddess of love, as a #MeToo survivor. While she typically works collaboratively with her husband, Gary, on artwork critical of environmental and societal issues, it felt right to her to do this work independently.

The Cleveland Museum of Art has announced a new outreach program to help those in underrepresented communities gain experience in the museum field.

The Akron Art museum has had quite a couple of months when it comes to financial gifts and memberships.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation awarded the museum $8 million, its largest gift to date, in September. That inspired the museum to offer free memberships to the community, according to CEO Mark Masuoka.  

“It really was a way that we were trying to respond, not only equally as generous, but in a way that would really open up the museum even further than what it was,” he said.

On the Great Lakes, boat and ship traffic is slowing down for the winter.  Meanwhile, in Cleveland, residents have a chance to watch Lake Erie change as ice builds up -- and breaks up – it’s part of an unusual public art exhibit called Waiting for a Break, by Ohio artist Julia Christiansen.  

On a large screen downtown, 6 live video feeds show different spots along Lake Erie. One shows waves lapping over rocks, others show a remote island and a nearby bay.


The Blink festival starts Thursday night in downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine. The four day light and art show features animated projections, interactive light sculptures, and murals along with music and sound, including a soundscape created especially for the show.

The Akron Art Museum is getting an $8 million gift from the Knight Foundation to add new works and better engage with visitors.