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Canton Museum of Art

January 18, 2013 13:47 ET

Canton Museum of Art Exhibition Honored With Prestigious "American Art Review" Cover Story

CANTON, OH--(Marketwire - January 18, 2013) - The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) is honored by the cover story in the February 2013 edition of "American Art Review," which features the CMA's original exhibition, The Cleveland School: Watercolor and Clay. In the scholarly essay discussing the exhibit, William H. Robinson, curator of modern European art at the Cleveland Museum of Art, asserts, "Watercolor painting and ceramics should be celebrated in Northeast Ohio, not only as historical artifacts of artistic achievement, but as vital cultural activities that continue to bind the region together." The exhibition is on display through March 10.

"American Art Review" is a prestigious national magazine that chronicles American painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and decorative arts. The publication "sources museums, galleries, private collections ... wherever the most significant American art now resides."

CMA Executive Director M.J. Albacete said, "American Art Review's coverage of this critically acclaimed exhibit showcases the Canton Museum of Art as a gem to our region. This recognition also furthers our mission of bringing exciting programming that draws statewide and nationwide audience interest." 

The Cleveland School: Watercolor and Clay explores the regional and national influence of 35 artists, including Charles Burchfield, William Sommer, Guy Cowan, Edris Eckardt, Claude Conover and Viktor Schreckengost, with watercolors and ceramics covering the 1910s through the 1960s. CMA assembled the exhibit from its own collection and from private and regional collections. 

As Robinson's essay describes, "Northeast Ohio has produced a remarkable tradition of achievement in watercolor painting and ceramics ... The artists ... developed their own watercolor traditions and raised the medium to such heights that it stands out as an area of special achievement." Addressing ceramics, Robinson says, "Art historians have praised Northeast Ohio for its long tradition of excellence in decorative arts and crafts."

About the Canton Museum of Art
The Canton Museum of Art is recognized for its Permanent Collection of American watercolors and contemporary ceramics, unique exhibits and educational outreach programs. The CMA offers a changing exhibition schedule each year that highlights works in its Permanent Collection, major traveling exhibitions and original exhibits organized by the CMA. Learn more at http://www.cantonart.org, on Facebook® at http://www.facebook.com/CantonMuseumofArt or @CantonMuseum on Twitter®.

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