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.
Events and Programs
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.
Cleveland Museum of Art presents an ongoing series of solo concerts featuring composed and improvised music by some of the most remarkable artists of our time at Transformer Station (1460 West 29 Street Cleveland, OH 44113).
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.
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.
The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Textile Art Alliance hosts the 10th annual Wearable Art Fashion Show and Boutique on Sunday, October 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven, 6111 Landerhaven Drive, Mayfield Heights.
The Print Club of Cleveland’s Fine Print Fair, the city’s largest and most comprehensive exhibition of fine prints, will take place for the first time in the Ames Family Atrium at the Cleveland Museum of Art with an extended schedule.
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!
The Cleveland Museum of Art will host the 24th annual Chalk Festival on Saturday, September 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 22, from noon to 5:00 p.m. The Chalk Festival is a free event featuring street paintings created with colorful soft pastels and live music.
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.