Sunday, March 3, 2013

Undiscovered Art Exhibit

One of many paintings in the  R20 - 22 waiting area. 48" x 96" or so....

Who knew that lurking only 60 some minutes north of us is a world class art collection? No, not the one at the Cleveland Museum of Art, or even any of the “lesser” museums in the University Circle area, but one at probably the largest exhibition hall complex in Ohio if not in all of the Midwest. I am referring to the permanent collection of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

I have had many hours to view the pieces in the collection and anticipate many more. Canton is on hold for now as I live on 21, 77, 82, 55 and R20. It is a private family matter but does not involve anyone known to Stark County so leave things at that, thank you.  But if you ever have to be in those hallways (or even just want to take a tour of this collection on a rainy day) there are a variety of options.
One can download a self guided audio tour to a computer, IPod or other portable music device along with an adobe map. The tour lasts an hour and you do it at your own pace. 

Miller Pavilion Information Guest Services Desk at the main entrance to the Miller Pavilion if one wishes to borrow one of their preloaded audio tour headsets.
This tour features commentary by:
 Joanne Cohen, Executive Director and Curator, Cleveland Clinic Art Program
Jennifer Finkel and Bellamy Printz, Curators, Cleveland Clinic Art Program
Toby Delos Cosgrove, M.D., President and CEO, Cleveland Clinic
Grady Howard, Supervisor of the Red Coats at Cleveland Clinic
Jill Snyder, Director, MOCA Cleveland
Artists: Jaume Plensa, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Alyson Shotz, Sarah Morris, and Hildur Asgeirsdottir Jonsson

Sponsored by: Cleveland Clinic Art Program and the Arts + Medicine Institute, and supported by a generous gift by Lauretta Dennis, D.V.M. This audio tour is produced by Acoustiguide in conjunction with Cleveland Clinic Art Program

Guided tours are on Wednesdays and Saturdays and last 45 minutes. I have included a link for the Arts and Medicine page which can then expand on all this information. This department is quite extensive including not only art therapy, but music therapy and a performing arts program. There are also lectures, workshops and tours to surrounding institutions, none of which requires one to be a patient or family member, the general public is welcome at all times. I think that is amazing how a world class medical facility is partnered with its world class arts community to benefit not just the built in client base, but the whole city. This museum just happens to have a lot of people with equipment trailing behind them or wearing less than formal attire. Below is the contact information and links.

Thank you for your interest in learning more about the Arts & Medicine Institute. If you need more information about our programs, upcoming events, please contact us by email at or by phone at 216.448.8330

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