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    Written by: Michael Dalby 8/15/2011 3:31 PM 

    100th Anniversary of the Cleveland Kokoon Arts Klub Exhibit
    August – December 31, 2011
    Cleveland Public Library - Main Library 325 Superior Ave.
    Exhibit & Programs on 3rd Floor - Fine Arts & Special Collections Department

    Join in on the festivities and revel in the spirit of the Kokoon Arts Klub with the Cleveland Public Library. Established 100 years ago (1911), the Kokoon members created an environment to nurture their artistic talents. Events such as their annual Bal Masques were hailed as the social event of the season. It would transform local area hotels, dance halls, and auditoriums into glowing caverns filled with frolicking fanciful costumes. Experience an exhibit that pulsates with color, rhythm and energy as the Library celebrates the civic, economic, social, and artistic contributions of the Kokoon Arts Klub.

    Call 216.623.2818 or email for more information. All programs are free and open to the public

    Along with the exhibit are lectures, panel discussions, and tours:

    Saturday September 17, 2011 – 2pm (Opening Reception)
    Gallery Lecture: Out of the Kokoon: Cleveland’s Festival of Modern Art and Dance, 1911-38
    By Dr. Henry Adams, Professor of American Art, Case Western Reserve University
    Reception following the lecture in the Treasure Room

    All Saturdays during the month of October, 2011 – starting at 11am
    Walking Tour (approximately 45 minutes) through the Kokoon Exhibit with Library Staff.
    Meet at 11am in Special Collections

    Saturday November 12, 2011 – 2pm
    3rd Floor Lobby – Fine Arts & Special Collections
    Panel Discussion: Breaking the Mold: The Birth of Modernism in Cleveland
    Moderator: Dr. Marianne Berardi, Senior Fine Arts Expert, Heritage Auctions
    Dr. Henry Adams, Professor of American Art, Case Western Reserve
    Dr. William Robinson, Curator of Modern European Art, Cleveland Museum of Art
    Professor Frederick Biehle, Associate Professor, Pratt Institute
    Dr. Lawrence Waldman, Independent Scholar


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