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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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