CLEVELAND, Ohio — A typical art education program for teens at a major American art museum might result in an exhibition of student work displayed in an out-of-the-way hallway.

As for curating an actual exhibition in a highly visible gallery, few, if any museums would turn over the keys to a bunch of high school students.

But that’s exactly what the Cleveland Museum of Art did in its outstanding current show, “Laura Owens: Rerun,’’ on view at the Transformer Station gallery, the museum’s part-time satellite in Ohio City, through Sunday, May 30.

The exhibition is a high-spirited riff on the theme of “time travel,’’ a focus chosen by participating students from Cleveland-area schools in collaboration with Owens, a Northeast Ohio native known for multilayered paintings that blend gestural abstraction with images taken from pop culture, newspaper graphics, advertising, and cartoons.

The show combines a selection of works

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Tom Brady standing on a baseball field: Tom Brady. Jason Behnken/AP Images


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  • Tom Brady is still dominating at age 43.
  • Brady told reporters after the 2016 Super Bowl that he “hurt all the time” at 25 and knew he had to make a change.
  • Brady credits his strict diet and lifestyle to his ability to keep playing football into his 40s.
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Tom Brady is back in the Super Bowl.

Now 43 years old, Brady has defied all odds about what is possible from an aging quarterback. He has the chance to further establish himself as one of the greatest American athletes of all-time with seventh Super Bowl.

How this is all possible for Brady may stem from the dramatic shift in the lifestyle he made during his career. Brady has a famously strict diet, consisting of plenty of all-natural and whole foods

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“I’m at Harvard now, and they’re, uh, they’re closing the campus, telling the kids not to come back after spring break.”

Four months ago, as the country realized its leaders had blown it with the global COVID-19 pandemic, I had director and screenwriter Kelly Reichardton the line to talk about “First Cow,” her wonderful film set in the wilds of an early 19th Century Columbia River settlement, in what is now Oregon.

It’s about two outsiders: one an Anglo cook, the other, an entrepreneural Chinese immigrant, and their unexpected success selling homemade “oily cakes.” The secret ingredient in those cakes, and the cow responsible for it, holds the key to this team’s future in a hostile new world. But secrets have a way of going public.

I love the film, as do many, and it was a particular bummer that Reichardt’s film, released by A24, opened in Chicago March 13,

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In 1918, when the world was plagued by the Spanish flu, artists tried to make sense of the world around them. Edvard Munch made lonely self-portraits, while Egon Schiele drew his mentor Gustav Klimt on his deathbed. Photographers captured empty streets and ghostly cityscapes, like Morton Schamberg’s rooftop views from 1917, to hospitals shot by the California photojournalist, Edward A “Doc” Rogers.

With the Covid-19 pandemic still raging on, and the world in quarantine, the online exhibition Life During Wartime: Art in the Age of the Coronavirus hosted by the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, offers a window into what artists are up to right now.

Related: Signs of the times: how Douglas Coupland’s art came to life under coronavirus

By partly featuring artwork made since 5 March, the date the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic, it shows how artists have responded to the

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