Finding aid for the "Transformations in Cleveland Art, 1796-1946" Exhibit Records

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Robinson, William H. and Steinberg, David
Title: "Transformations in Cleveland Art, 1796-1946" Exhibit Records
Dates: 1994-1996
Extent: 1.80 linear feet (3 containers)
Abstract: "Transformations in Cleveland Art, 1796-1946: Community and Diversity in Modern America" was a 1996 exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Art that was co-curated by William H. Robinson and David Steinberg as part of the bicentennial celebrations for the City of Cleveland, Ohio. The exhibit explored the transformation of Cleveland, Ohio, from canal village to industrial metropolis through the lens of its local visual arts scene and how local artists interpreted rapid social, economic, and cultural changes in the city. The exhibit also compared and contrasted trends in visual art and art education in Cleveland and the United States. The exhibit included paintings, sculpture, photography, prints, and the decorative arts. The collection consists of the research files compiled by the exhibit curators. The collection consists primarily of photocopies of secondary sources, correspondence with historical societies, museums, and libraries, photographs, and curator notes.
MS Number MS 5275
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English