CLEVELAND, Ohio — Tickets for the Cleveland Museum of Art’s next major exhibition, “The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion,” will be available to members starting Monday and to the public starting March 28.

The museum announced the information about ticket availability Wednesday morning.

Organized by Aperture, New York, and curated by critic and writer Antwaun Sargent, the photography show will focus on portraits and conceptual images that fuse art and fashion photography. It will be on view from May 8 to Sept. 11.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, students, and children ages 6 to 17, and free to children aged 5 and under, and to museum members, the museum said.

Combination tickets including admission to “Alberto Giacometti: Toward the Ultimate Figure,’’ on view from March 12 to June 12, 2022, are $22 for adults; $18 for seniors, students, and children ages 6–17, and free

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Michael Anderson wasn’t in town on March 16, 2002, when the Oklahoma City Museum of Art opened its new downtown home to the public.

But as the museum’s president and CEO, he knows just how monumental that move has been.

“It was completely transformative. The Oklahoma City Museum of Art and its predecessors … mounted some pretty important exhibitions at the (OKC) Fairgrounds and at their other locations over the years. But with the move downtown, the museum was able to really level up in terms of its prominence. It led to a number of major acquisitions, so much so that we have more than twice as many works now new to our collection than when we moved in here 20 years ago,” said Anderson, who joined the museum’s staff in 2014.

“It was a game-changer in every sense.”

Ernesto Sanchez, left, and Jim Meeks clean colorful artworks in the Dale Chihuly glass art exhibit in the new Oklahoma City Museum of Art on Thursday, March 7, 2002.

Ernesto Sanchez, left, and Jim Meeks clean colorful artworks in

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Acknowledged as one of the finest photographers in abstract environmental photography, Brett Weston was fascinated with forms. His strength is “environmental abstractionism,” yet some of his photographs are representational too, looking exactly like, say, a balcony or a chunk of ice.

“Try to forget about the titles and focus on the work,” said Lauren Richman, assistant curator of photography at the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University, where she oversees the Henry Holmes Smith Archive. “Weston’s form, tone and line are mesmerizing.”

Brett Weston (American, 1911–1993). White Sands, New Mexico, 1946. Gelatin silver print, 9 1/2 x 7 5/8 in. Gift from the Christian Keesee Collection, Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University.

Brett Weston (American, 1911–1993). White Sands, New Mexico, 1946. Gelatin silver print, 9 1/2 x 7 5/8 in. Gift from the Christian Keesee Collection, Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University.

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From the Brett Weston Archive has come a gift of 50 photographs to the Eskenazi Museum. To see the prints,

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For 13 years, Southern Utahns grew familiar with the writing and photography of journalist Brian Passey, an authority on matters pertaining to art and entertainment for The Spectrum & Daily News. Passey returns to St. George to discuss the life and legacy of the late Glen Blakely, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m., during this month’s Art Conversation at the St. George Art Museum.

The Art Conversation will also be live-streamed online at  www.facebook.com/stgeorgeartmuseum.

“Brian wrote a tribute article that was pivotal in the curation of the exhibit: ‘Glen Blakley: Retrospective,’ that can be seen at the museum,” Museum Manager Natalie Gula said. “The sincerity and thoughtfulness Brian conveyed was deserving of a larger audience, so we used some quotes and other information for our wall decals and text panels. His entire article is also available inside the museum alongside some of Glen’s work.”

Brian Passey

Passey’s writing garnered many awards during his

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