The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography, a fascinatingly varied group of over 160 surrealist and modernist photographs from the 1920s through the 1940s.
The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Jacob Lawrence: The Toussaint L’Ouverture Series, a series of 41 individual tempera-on-paper compositions created in 1937-38 by renowned American modern artist Jacob Lawrence, in a free exhibition from October 11, 2014, to January 4, 2015.
CLEVELAND (August 29, 2014) – The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Epic Systems: Three Monumental Paintings by Jennifer Bartlett, a monographic exhibition bringing together Bartlett’s most ambitious works in an installation that spans the entirety of her significant career. Composed of three works in Bartlett’s signature style – enamel paintings made up of hundreds of steel plates – the exhibition will be housed in the museum’s Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Gallery from September 7, 2014 to February 22, 2015.
Reflecting its renewed focus on contemporary programming, the Cleveland Museum of Art will present two solo exhibitions by acclaimed contemporary artists Julia Wachtel and Anicka Yi.
The Cleveland Museum of Art presents The Believable Lie: Heinecken, Polke, and Feldmann, an exhibition focusing on relationships among the photographic work of three artists active during the 1970s that drew on ideas of surrealist/Dada culture of the 1920s and 1930s and influenced succeeding generations of photographers and media artists.
The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Yoga: The Art of Transformation, the world’s first exhibition about yoga’s visual history. Visitors will be able to explore the transformation of yoga’s meanings and practice over time through 135 objects ranging from the 1st-century to the early 20th-century. The works include masterpieces of Indian painting and sculpture, as well as vintage photography and rare publications.
The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Beijing: Contemporary and Imperial: Photographs by Lois Conner, an exhibition of 33 panoramic photographs that reveal the evolution of modern Beijing and its cultural landscapes. Using a 7-by-17-inch camera, Conner produces platinum and pigment ink prints that evoke Chinese scrolls and traditional landscape painting. The exhibition is on view from Sunday, March 30 to Sunday, June 29, 2014 in the photography gallery.
The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Treasures on Paper, an exhibition showcasing the museum’s esteemed collection of prints and drawings. Since its founding in 1916, the Cleveland Museum of Art has built its collection with an emphasis on the quality, rarity and significance of individual works. Treasures on Paper presents a unique opportunity to see more than 70 exceptional European and American works on paper in mediums ranging from engraving, woodcut and etching to chalk, pencil and watercolor, dating from the 15th through the 19th centuries.
The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Remaking Tradition: Modern Art of Japan from the Tokyo National Museum, featuring fifty-five masterpieces of modern Japanese art from the late nineteenth to the twentieth centuries, including six Important Cultural Properties of Japan designated by the Japanese government. Drawn exclusively from the holdings of the Tokyo National Museum in a range of media including painting, sculpture, tapestry, ceramics and calligraphy, this exhibition marks the first time that a collection of modern Japanese art of this size and quality has ever been displayed outside of Japan.
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.