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Current Exhibitions

Saturday, September 24, 2016 to Sunday, September 24, 2017

Throughout history, precious works of art have been used in worship. Radiant textiles, cherished symbols of the majesty of God as well as the wealth and power of the Catholic Church, embellished the high altar and clothed the clergy. Quality was expensive.

Sunday, October 9, 2016 to Sunday, February 26, 2017
Centennial Exhibition

The most complete surviving example of a Gothic table fountain is preserved in the Cleveland Museum of Art. This medieval automaton is datable to about 1320–40 and was likely produced in Paris for a person of high status, perhaps a member of the royal court.

Saturday, October 22, 2016 to Sunday, February 5, 2017

Cheating Death presents more than 50 portraits from the medium’s first 50 years, almost all drawn from the museum’s extraordinarily rich holdings of 19th-century photography.

Saturday, November 19, 2016 to Sunday, March 19, 2017

Pure Color: Pastels from the Cleveland Museum of Art celebrates pastels made from the second half of the 19th through the early 20th century, a remarkably creative period of richness, diversity, and experimentation in the use of the medium.

Sunday, December 4, 2016 to Sunday, March 12, 2017
Centennial Exhibition

The largest exhibition of Albert Oehlen’s work in the United States to date, Albert Oehlen: Woods near Oehle illustrates the depth and complexity of an artist who has been at the forefront of artistic innovation since the late 1970s.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 to Sunday, April 23, 2017

In 1977, at the age of 17, Basquiat began collaborating with his friend Al Diaz as SAMO©, spray-painting aphorisms around lower Manhattan.

Sunday, January 22, 2017 to Sunday, April 23, 2017

Brooklyn-born artist Jean-Michel Basquiat filled numerous notebooks with poetry, wordplay, sketches, and personal observations ranging from street life and popular culture to themes of race, class, and world history.