Buckland Museum Opens Exhibit Featuring British Artist Ray Robinson

By

comment
Ray Robinson's Birth of a Witch. - COURTESY OF BUCKLAND MUSEUM OF WITCHCRAFT AND MAGICK
  • Courtesy of Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick
  • Ray Robinson's Birth of a Witch.

The Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick has just opened the first exhibition of British artist Ray Robinson's series of paintings dubbed The Third Door.

The exhibition will continue through Jan. 15, 2022.



In this exhibition of paintings produced between 2015 and 2016, the artist confronts his native England's "often difficult — and contentious history with witchcraft."

A catalog with contributions from Alfred Rosenbluth, Charlotte Rodgers and Steven Intermill will accompany the exhibition.



Born in the UK in 1931, Robinson began his professional career as a mathematician. Seeking a significant change of course in his life in his late thirties, he discovered the works of David Bomberg, Alberto Giacometti, and Paul Cezanne and was influenced by their attempts to create "a visually ordered perceptual space within their works.

A press release describes the exhibit as "kind of like Vincent Price's The Witchfinder General, except real life."

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club


Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.


Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.


Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.