Symbols of Power; The Sacred Lute; Photographer Mark Gunter; Massillon Museum Expansion

SYMBOLS OF POWER: As the Cleveland Museum of Art celebrates its Centennial this year, it's released a number of scholarly books. Earlier this year, we showed you the lovely Silent Poetry book and exhibit about the museum's collection of Chinese painting. We spotlight another major catalog - this one, focusing on CMA's vast collection of Islamic Textiles and book Symbols of Power.

SACRED LUTE: For centuries, one of the leading manufacturers of rugs and textiles was the Kingdom of Persia, in the country known today as Iran. Another well-known export from that region dating back to the sixth century is an instrument called the lute and “oud,” that literally means wood. We profile a celebrated Iranian born musician and philosopher Ostad Elahi.

PHOTOGRAPHER MARK GUNTER: For, Fashion Photographer Mark Gunter, being on point is not just about getting the perfect shot but about creating the perfect brand.

MASSILLON MUSEUM EXPANSION: About 60 miles south of Cleveland, in Massillon - known as the "City of Champions" - the Massillon Museum is expanding to honor one of its own, legendary football coach Paul Brown.


Louise Mackie, Curator, Cleveland Museum of Art

Ken Moore, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Exec. Dir., Massillon Museum



Massillon Museum Expansion

Feb. 25, 2016

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