Events and Programs

Disembodied: Portrait Miniatures and Their Contemporary Relatives Opens Nov. 10

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Disembodied: Portrait Miniatures and Their Contemporary Relatives, an exhibition showcasing the museum’s entire collection of portrait miniatures for the first time in over half a century. The renowned collection of around 170 objects spans six centuries, bridges eight European countries as well as America, and is considered one of the finest in North America. Disembodied presents the collection from a fresh perspective, including works by five prominent contemporary artists who explore issues of death, likeness, memory, identity, privacy and body-centered scale, themes that also deeply engaged miniature painters for over 500 years.

Masquerading: Making the Invisible World Visible

Posted on October 31, 2013 by RGoodwin

Many works of African art refer to and derive meaning from an invisible realm beyond the material world, serving as conduits between the living and the spirits, as conveyed throughout the Cleveland Museum of Art's newest exhibition, Fragments of the Invisible. In the spirit of Halloween and MIX: Underneath, we go beneath the surface and examine the spirituality and power behind masks, particularly the Helmet Mask on view in the exhibition.

Hank Willis Thomas’ Branded series Opens Sunday at the Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Hank Willis Thomas, a two venue exhibition showcasing work by the young, provocative artist along with several collaborators. On view beginning Oct. 20 in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s photography gallery is Thomas’s entire early major series, the 82-part Unbranded: Reflections in Black Corporate America, 1968–2008. Beginning Dec. 14, Transformer Station, the new contemporary art venue owned by the Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Foundation on Cleveland’s west side, will host the second part of the exhibition, which includes a five-screen video installation, Question Bridge: Black Males. The Cleveland Museum of Art exhibition closes March 8, 2013 and Transformer Station ends March 9, 2013. Both exhibitions are free.

Examining the Art in Graphic Art

Posted on October 11, 2013 by RGoodwin

In a unique partnership between Lakeland Community College, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, a three session mini-course this month will deepen the connections between fine arts, film, and graphic fiction. The course, co-developed by the CMA, consists of three 90 minute weekly live video conferences, which explore the origins, genres, and influences of graphic fiction and narrative.

#CMAKatzChat: Cooking tips on Twitter from Provenance Chef Partner Douglas Katz

Posted on September 6, 2013 by RGoodwin

Spend a virtual lunch break with the Cleveland Museum of Art: Join us on Friday, September 13 at 12:15 p.m. for a live Twitter chat with CMA’s Provenance Chef Partner Douglas Katz! Until 1 p.m., Katz will be answering questions and handing out tips about transitioning summer-to-fall recipes and discussing Provenance’s new prix fixe menu devoted to Sicilian cuisine (available at Provenance beginning September 11). We’ll also be giving away gift certificates to the restaurant during the chat, so you don’t want to miss this!

Cleveland Museum of Art's Debut Exhibition at Transformer Station, The Unicorn, Opens September 7

CLEVELAND (August 19, 2013) – The Cleveland Museum of Art presents The Unicorn, its debut exhibition at Transformer Station, a new contemporary art venue owned by the Bidwell Foundation on Cleveland’s west side. The Unicorn refers to the book of the same title by Martin Walser, an author whose work often questions how humans continually reshape the past. The works in this group exhibition of five internationally-renowned contemporary artists share the processes and practices involved in the construction and reconstruction of the past.

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