Art & Culture

Walk. Talk. Photograph. Repeat: James Dickerson’s Street Photography at the TMA

Equipped with his Rolleiflex camera and a snack, James Dickerson leaves his house and, on the spot, decides what direction to walk in. He...

How Arnold Schwarzenegger Brought Bodybuilding’s Biggest Event to Columbus, Ohio

Over 100,000 people from around the world file into the Greater Columbus Convention Center every year for a massive multi-sport event, the likes of...

Watch the River Rush On: Springsteen’s “Nebraska” and the Deindustrialized Midwest

“I remember when his live box set came out. People were lining up to get it. It was a big, big deal,” Professor Theo...

With “The Party” in Town, the Toledo Museum of Art Celebrates Marisol Escobar

If you’ve visited the Toledo Museum of Art in the past two decades, you may be familiar with an installation called “The Party.”  The whimsical...

Madam C. J. Walker, America’s First Self-made Woman Millionaire, Lives On in Indianapolis

Decorated with a striking blend of Art Deco and African motifs on its interior, the Madam Walker Legacy Center is a testament to the...

The American Studio Glass Art Movement Was Born in Toledo, Ohio — and Continues its Legacy There

In the summer of 1962, a group of curious artists gathered around a furnace in a garage at the Toledo Museum of Art. The...

Detroit Is Changing the Classical Music Status Quo

For Andre Dowell, an epiphany about the classical music world hit him during his first performance as a percussion major at the University of...

“Urbexers” Are Documenting America’s Post-industrial Past

The United States is littered with abandoned buildings, especially across faded industrial cities of the Midwest.  As the success of manufacturing giants like Detroit, Cincinnati,...

Strokes of Color: Celebrating the Art of Toledo’s Latino Cultures

In the heart of South Toledo’s Broadway Corridor, strokes of color adorn the otherwise nondescript structures of streetside storefronts … Railings, window frames, doors and cornices boast brilliant blues, deep reds, pale yellows and an array of pinks and purples.

Community Theaters in the Midwest Are Innovating for a New Era

Kyle Omlor is just a regular guy who loves all things theater.  After discovering his passion for theater through his son’s involvement in high school,...

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