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The Cleveland Museum of Art Announces Upcoming Contemporary Exhibitions

exterior of the CMA building

CLEVELAND (January 21, 2016) –To celebrate the Cleveland Museum of Art’s centennial year, the department of contemporary art has organized four solo exhibitions featuring a wide variety of artistic expression and concerns. At Transformer Station, Jon Pestoni: Some Years is the LA-based painter’s institutional solo debut that explores his blend of painterly tropes and psychological responses. Next is an exhibition focused on Dan Graham’s career-long analysis of rock music—fitting for the city where it all began. At the museum, Kara Walker debuts a new series of drawings in her exhibition opening in September. And closing out the year, the museum presents Albert Oehlen: Woods Near Oehle, a thought-provoking and unconventional survey, the largest exhibition of Oehlen’s work in the US to date. Additionally, Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt, organized by the Blanton Museum of Art, opens in April. Each exhibition is accompanied by a publication, furnishing in-depth material on each artist and their work. Additionally, Albert Oehlen: Woods Near Oehle features a “box set” containing a newly pressed EP, an exhibition catalogue, and a book of poetry, among other objects.

Advance Schedule of Exhibitions: Through Spring 2017

Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt
April 3 to July 31, 2016
The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Gallery

Jon Pestoni: Some Years
April 23 to July 10, 2016
Transformer Station

Dan Graham
August 13 to November 26, 2016
Transformer Station

Kara Walker
September 10 to December 31, 2016 
The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Gallery

Albert Oehlen: Woods Near Oehle 
December 4, 2016 to March 12, 2017
The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall

*Please note: detailed information about upcoming exhibitions coming soon. Please confirm scheduling and details with Kelley Notaro at knotaro@clevelandart.org or 216-707-6898.

About the Cleveland Museum of Art Centennial Year
One hundred years ago the Cleveland Museum of Art opened its doors to the public. In 2016 the museum invites all audiences to celebrate its 100th anniversary, honoring the past and looking ahead to the future. Program highlights include special centennial exhibitions representing four continents, spanning ancient to contemporary, as well as the presentation of extraordinary individual works of art on loan from top-tier institutions all over the world, and once-in-a-lifetime events and community programs. Details at clevelandart.org/centennial. 

The Cleveland Museum of Art is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.; closed Mondays.

Albert Oehlen:
Centennial presenting sponsor: Key Bank, Centennial Supporting Sponsor: Eaton Corporation
Media Sponsor: Cleveland Magazine

Converging Lines:
Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt
is organized by the Blanton Museum of Art and made possible by the Henry Luce Foundation, Lannan Foundation, Agnes Gund, Jeanne and Michael Klein, and the Dedalus Foundation.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this exhibition with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

Contact the Museum's Media Relations Team:
(216) 707-2261
marketingandcommunications@clevelandart.org