Between lunch in Little Italy and the Hessler Street Fair, we took a detour into MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art). It was Family Sunday with free admission.
Farshid Moussavi. MOCA is a non-collecting gallery, in other words, it does not have its own collection of art work. The space is used for events and exhibitions.
Along the staircase, a large, spray-painted abstraction on the walls of the atrium by Berlin artist Katharina Grosse:
Kate Gilmore, A Body of Work." She is a performance artist, and in one room you viewed the videos of her performances. In another room you saw the result of the performance:
Sunday, July 7, 2013
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage,The Museum of Diversity and Tolerance:
Tuesday, July 22, 2013
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum:
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Great Lakes Science Center:
Saturday, October 19, 2013
With Karen and Kathleen in town, we went to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
You start out in the lower level with an introductory film called Mystery Train. It was just MTV-like video snippets to the song of that title. There were guitar displays everywhere; here is Lead Belly's acoustic guitar:
The Blues with Muddy Waters jacket and guitar:
Parliament Funkadelic with George Clinton's atomic dog shoes:
Les Paul "invented" the electric guitar, as well as experimental guitars like "The Rail:"
A darkened curving hall displays signatures of the inductees:
Cleveland Rock Critic Jane Scott:
Saturday, November 2, 2013
We went to the Main Library of the Cleveland Public Library.
Gate to the Eastman Reading Garden (Bronze by Tom Otterness):
The Reading Nest by Mark Reigelman:
The Special Collections Department on the third floor of the Main Library is set up almost like a museum. Displays included the Schweinfurth Collection of rare architectural publications, chess and checkers sets, miniature books, and some Orientalia. Foreign Literature was on the 4th floor.
Harry Potter in Russian:
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Had lunch at The Melt, known for outrageous grilled cheese sandwiches:
It contains a piece of steel form the World Trade Center:
Something had an acorn feast on this grave marker:
Gourds on a grave marker:
Alexander Winton (1860-1932):
Carved stone book:
Cupola view of mosaics:
Grasselli's grave marker:
Rockefeller's grave marker in the family circle:
John Milton Hay (1838-1905) Memorial:
You know de way?
Jeptha Homer Wade (1811-1890) Memorial:
Who's that knocking at my door?
Myron Timothy Herrick (1854-1929) and his ivy-covered grave:
Herrick was a Cleveland attorney who helped found the Society of Savings (now Key Bank). He was elected Governor of Ohio in 1904, and served as Ambassador to France from 1912 to 1929.
We still have a lot more to see in Lake View Cemetery!