Events and Programs

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.

MIX Photo Blog

Posted on August 1, 2013 by kmiers

The museum's first Friday of the month cocktail parties, MIX at CMA, have been going strong since they began last October. With each month featuring a different theme, the events have consistently drawn upwards of 1,000 people and have gotten the attention of the New York Times Travel section for their innovative programming.

CMA Ohio City Stages II

Posted on July 16, 2013 by kmiers

CMA Ohio City Stages, presented by Charter One, continues its celebration of summer with world-class music performances. The past few events have featured artists from Mali, Romania and Honduras—and there are more global sounds to come. Morocco’s Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa and Peru’s Novalima complete the series that wraps up July 31. We’ll cover some of the musicology behind these two bands in this second blog on CMA Ohio City Stages.

CMA Ohio City Stages

Posted on July 16, 2013 by kmiers

The Cleveland Museum of Art celebrates summer with a new series that brings music and film to Ohio City. CMA Ohio City Stages, presented by Charter One, features international music artists on a neighborhood stage outside the Transformer Station on West 29th Street. Each concert is followed by a film on the lawn. These eclectic block parties take place Wednesday nights throughout July and are FREE to all. Here, we highlight some of the global talent in this two-part blog post.

Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video Opens June 30

CLEVELAND (June 14, 2013) – The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, an exhibition showcasing nearly 125 examples of the artist’s intellectually challenging and aesthetically compelling work. Visitors will have the opportunity to see photographs, installations, audio pieces and video selected from six museums, several private collections and the artist’s own holdings.

CMA Ohio City Stages

CLEVELAND (June 12, 2013) — Ohio City will be the place to be on Wednesday nights this July as the Cleveland Museum of Art launches a new free summer series: CMA Ohio City Stages, presented by Charter One. Taking place on the block surrounding Transformer Station (West 29th Street), the museum will bring acclaimed global musical artists to a neighborhood stage.

Connecting the CMA and MOCA

Posted on May 23, 2013 by kmiers

The Cleveland Museum of Art and MOCA Cleveland have joined forces to present two contemporary installations by celebrated multi-media artist Janet Cardiff—Forty-Part Motet at the CMA and The Paradise Institute at MOCA. In celebration of these two innovative works of art the CMA’s first Friday happy hour event, MIX, will be a special collaboration with MOCA’s WtF (Welcome to Fridays) series. Join us Friday, June 7 from 5-9 p.m. at MIX: Connections for cocktails, live music and immersive art at both the CMA and MOCA. A free trolley will run all evening between the two museums. In anticipation of this exciting evening, we discuss Janet Cardiff and her groundbreaking installations.

Internationally Recognized Performers and North Wing Galleries Preview at Solstice 2013

Cleveland’s hottest summer music festival returns on Saturday, June 22 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Now in its fifth year, this annual celebration brings some of the most innovative world music performers to Northeast Ohio. Guests to this year’s Solstice festival will be among the first to see the new North Wing galleries, featuring art from the Americas, Japan and Korea.

DIY: Photographers & Books

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents DIY: Photographers & Books, the first museum exhibition to examine the print-on-demand photobook and explore its impact on contemporary photographic practice. The free exhibition, which features over 150 books and 18 framed photographs, will be on view from August 11 to December 30, 2012 in the museum’s photography galleries. The exhibition contains work of the most innovative print-on-demand books being published today by international, national and local artists as well as the winners of college competitions organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art.

William H. Johnson: An American Modern

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents William H. Johnson: An American Modern, a free exhibition showcasing a rarely seen selection of works by the African American artist whose career spanned two decades and three continents. On view through January 27, 2013, the exhibition highlights Johnson’s artistic achievements through 22 objects in a variety of subjects and media. Drawn from the collection of the James E. Lewis Museum of Art at Morgan State University, Baltimore and supplemented by two works from the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Smithsonian traveling exhibition charts the pivotal stages of Johnson’s fascinating artistic evolution. William H. Johnson: An American Modern inaugurates the museum’s new Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Exhibition Gallery and is complemented by a diverse schedule of related programming.

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