Join us as we celebrate the community of makers known as the Cleveland School, whose artistic contributions made an important impact on the American cultural landscape throughout much of the 20th century. 


Curated by Henry Adams, Ph.D.

William A. Van Duzer (American, 1917–2005) Cleveland: A Cultural Center, 1936, tempera on artist board



Opening reception Wednesday, July 11, 6-8pm

$20 per person, includes a catalog and complimentary valet parking 



A community of exceptionally talented makers began to take shape in Northeast Ohio during the early 1900s. Known as the Cleveland School, they would go on to produce a staggering number of beautiful and important works of art and design throughout much of the 20th century.

Curated by Henry Adams, Ph.D., distinguished professor of American art history and noted authority on the Cleveland School, Cleveland: A Cultural Center is a celebration of the Cleveland School and their tremendous impact on the region’s cultural landscape. 



Panel Discussion July 19th, 6-8pm


Grafton Nunes, President and CEO of The Cleveland Institute of Art

William H. Robinson, Ph.D., Cleveland Museum of Art, Senior Curator

Henry Adams, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, Professor of Art History