CIA's new Great Lakes Research exhibition puts the region's art culture FRONT and center

Jul. 12, 2018

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Certain images may come to mind when considering the art culture in different parts of the United States—the East and West Coasts, or the Desert Southwest. But what stands out about artistic culture in the Great Lakes region?

That's exactly what Michelle Grabner, celebrated American painter and conceptual artist, set out to explore when she launched a yearlong tour of artists’ studios in major cities around the Great Lakes last year, investigating the heart of the Rust Belt and its social and economic influence on the art created in these cities.