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ArtLens at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Thursday, February 7, 2013

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A trip to the Cleveland Museum of Art can sometimes be a little intimidating. Not knowing Rembrandt from Picasso can leave some people embarrassed, lost or perplexed. There’s some good news - there’s an ap for that! Recently, the art museum began offering visitors iPads loaded with software called Art-Lens that works with a large video screen called the Collection Wall. Together, they put all kind of information about the artworks right at your fingertips. We stopped by the museum recently to see how this mash-up of art and technology is working out.

Alexis Cole recently stopped by our studios here at the Idea Center at PlayhouseSquare to appear on our daily arts radio program, Around Noon. She was in northeast Ohio to perform at Night Town in Cleveland Heights. Alexis has gone to great lengths to hone her skills: she’s released nine CD’s, earned a Master’s Degree in music and traveled half-way around the world to perform her music - including Mumbai!

When author Yann Martel first tried to get his novel Life of Pi published, he was rejected by at least five different publishing houses. When the book finally did hit stores, it quickly won fiction awards all over the world. History repeated itself when it came to adapting the book for the silver screen, as most industry experts called it “unmakeable.” But happily for film goers, acclaimed director Ang Lee disagreed. Now, his vision of Martel’s book is winning high praise and awards. Applause America takes us to New York City where Lee and two of the stars of the Oscar-nominated Life of Pi talk with WNET’s Paula Zahn about filming the impossible film.


Caroline Goeser, Cleveland Museum of Art
Alexis Cole, jazz vocalist
Novelist Yann Martel, “Life of Pi”
Film Director Ang Lee
Paula Zahn, WNET

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Cleveland Museum of Art - ArtLens App
Jazz vocalist Alexis Cole
Li of Pi


Arts and Culture, Motion Pictures (Film, Video), Music, Education, Technology

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Special Thanks

Special thanks to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College for the use of their Steinway Piano.

ideastream Arts Funding

Production of arts and culture programming on ideastream is made possible by grants from:


By residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

The Cleveland Foundation; The Dominion Foundation; Eaton; The George Gund Foundation; The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation; The Kulas Foundation; The John P. Murphy Foundation; Stroud Family Exempt Trust; The Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation; and The Nord Family Foundation.


The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

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Applause is an Emmy award-winning locally produced TV show that celebrates artists and cultural groups around Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.

The Sound of Applause, ideastream’s weekday radio magazine, celebrates the visual and performing arts, explores cultural trends, and examines current events through an artistic lens.

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Dee Perry image courtesy Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer