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February 2022 Exhibitions and Event Listings for the Cleveland Museum of Art

Monday, January 31, 2022

Kelley Notaro Schreiber

The Cleveland Museum of Art
knotaro [at] clevelandart.org
216-707-6898

Exhibitions

  • Picturing Motherhood Now
    Through March 13, 2022
    The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Gallery

    Responding to our time, Picturing Motherhood Now brings together works by a diverse range of contemporary artists who reimagine the possibilities for representing motherhood. The exhibition focuses on art made in the past two decades, while integrating work by significant pioneers to narrate an intergenerational and evolving story of motherhood.

    Exhibition Tickets
    Adults $12; seniors, college students with ID and children ages 12 to 17 $10; member guests $6; children ages 11 and under and CMA members FREE.

    Reserve tickets online at cma.org, at the box office or by calling 216-421-7350.

    Major support is provided in memory of Myrlin von Glahn. Additional support is provided by Cathy Lincoln. Generous support is provided by the Cleveland Society for Contemporary Art, and Joanne Cohen and Morris Wheeler.

    This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

    All exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Exhibitions. Generous annual support is provided by Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., the Jeffery Wallace Ellis Trust in memory of Lloyd H. Ellis Jr., Janice Hammond and Edward Hemmelgarn, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, William S. and Margaret F. Lipscomb, Tim O’Brien and Breck Platner, Anne H. Weil, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.


  • Opening this month
    Cycles of Life: The Four Seasons Tapestries
    February 13, 2022, to February 19, 2023
    Arlene M. and Arthur S. Holden Textile Gallery | Gallery 234
    FREE

    Cycles of Life: The Four Seasons Tapestries offers visitors an in-depth look at a rare, complete set of tapestries in the museum’s collection that has not been displayed since 1953 because of the tapestries’ fragile condition. Each tapestry depicts seasonal activities: fishing and gardening (Spring), grain harvesting (Summer), wine making (Autumn) and ice skating (Winter). When viewed together, the tapestries represent a full cycle of life.

    Art historical research for this exhibition was a collaboration with Case Western Reserve University graduate students in the museum’s joint art history graduate program.

    Generous support is provided by the Thompson Family Foundation.

    All exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Exhibitions. Generous annual support is provided by an anonymous supporter, Dick Blum and Harriet Warm, Dr. Ben H. and Julia Brouhard, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., the Jeffery Wallace Ellis Trust in memory of Lloyd H. Ellis Jr., Leigh and Andy Fabens, Michael Frank in memory of Patricia Snyder, the Sam J. Frankino Foundation, Janice Hammond and Edward Hemmelgarn, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, William S. and Margaret F. Lipscomb, Tim O’Brien and Breck Platner, Anne H. Weil, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

    The conservation of the Four Seasons tapestries was made possible with support from Emma Lincoln.*

    *Deceased


  • Black History Month
    Opening this month
    Currents and Constellations: Black Art in Focus
    February 20 to June 26, 2022
    Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery | Gallery 010
    FREE

    Currents and Constellations: Black Art in Focus puts art from the CMA’s permanent collection in conversation with a vanguard of emerging and mid-career Black artists, as each explores the fundaments of art making, embracing and challenging art history. Nine thematic groupings, five in the Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery and four in the permanent collection galleries, place Black American art and artists at the center of discussions about the relevance of art history to contemporary artists.

    This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

    All exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Exhibitions. Generous annual support is provided by an anonymous supporter, Dick Blum and Harriet Warm, Dr. Ben H. and Julia Brouhard, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., the Jeffery Wallace Ellis Trust in memory of Lloyd H. Ellis Jr., Leigh and Andy Fabens, Michael Frank in memory of Patricia Snyder, the Sam J. Frankino Foundation, Janice Hammond and Edward Hemmelgarn, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, William S. and Margaret F. Lipscomb, Tim O’Brien and Breck Platner, Anne H. Weil, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.


  • Black History Month
    Derrick Adams: LOOKS
    Through May 29, 2022
    Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz Photography Gallery | Gallery 230
    FREE

    Hair and wigs carry cultural and political weight in Black culture, rendering them powerful tools for self-representation. Derrick Adams: LOOKS features nine monumental paintings of wigs on mannequin heads from the artist’s recent Style Variations series. Through his paintings, Adams aims to make the practice he refers to as “costuming,” or the desire to be unique and stand out, normal to the broader public.

    This exhibition is supported in part by Cleveland Clinic.

    All exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Exhibitions. Generous annual support is provided by an anonymous supporter, Dr. Ben H. and Julia Brouhard, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., the Jeffery Wallace Ellis Trust in memory of Lloyd H. Ellis Jr., Michael Frank in memory of Patricia Snyder, the Sam J. Frankino Foundation, Janice Hammond and Edward Hemmelgarn, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, William S. and Margaret F. Lipscomb, Tim O’Brien and Breck Platner, Anne H. Weil, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

    The Cleveland Museum of Art is funded in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

    This exhibition was supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.


  • Women in Print: Recent Acquisitions
    Through June 19, 2022
    James and Hanna Bartlett Prints and Drawings Gallery | Gallery 101
    FREE

    Women in Print: Recent Acquisitions debuts approximately 30 recent acquisitions to the museum’s collection by contemporary women printmakers. The featured artists range from those avidly experimenting with printmaking processes to others who are exploring the practice for the first time. Working with an array of techniques over the past several decades, these artists have used printmaking as a vehicle for investigating topics as expansive as personal identity, social issues and even the creative process itself.

    Generous support is provided by Stephen Dull.

    All exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Exhibitions. Generous annual support is provided by an anonymous supporter, Dick Blum and Harriet Warm, Dr. Ben H. and Julia Brouhard, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., the Jeffery Wallace Ellis Trust in memory of Lloyd H. Ellis Jr., Leigh and Andy Fabens, Michael Frank in memory of Patricia Snyder, the Sam J. Frankino Foundation, Janice Hammond and Edward Hemmelgarn, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, William S. and Margaret F. Lipscomb, Tim O’Brien and Breck Platner, Anne H. Weil, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.


  • Medieval Treasures from Münster Cathedral
    Through August 14, 2022
    Gallery 115

    Gold and silver reliquaries, jeweled crosses, liturgical garments and illuminated manuscripts are among the rare treasures kept in the Cathedral of Saint Paul in Münster, in northwestern Germany. Many of Münster’s reliquaries, created between the 1000s and 1500s, were permanently displayed on the altar, while others were brought out only during liturgical celebrations. Medieval Treasures includes eight of these reliquaries.

    All exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Exhibitions. Major annual support is provided by the Estate of Dolores B. Comey and Bill and Joyce Litzler, with generous annual funding from Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., the Jeffery Wallace Ellis Trust in memory of Lloyd H. Ellis Jr., Ms. Arlene Monroe Holden, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, William S. and Margaret F. Lipscomb, Tim O’Brien and Breck Platner, the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art, and Claudia Woods and David Osage.

    The Cleveland Museum of Art is funded in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

    This exhibition is supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Collection Exhibitions

  • Opening this month
    Martial Art of India
    February 11 to August 24, 2022
    Indian Painting Gallery | Gallery 242B

    Scenes of battles and portraits of soldiers in Indian painting include both historical and mythical, real and idealized images—and often in combination. This selection of paintings from the museum’s permanent collection reveals a range of depictions, from historical documents to illustrations of epic tales.


  • Final days
    Life and Exploits of Krishna in Indian Paintings
    Through February 6, 2022
    Indian Painting Gallery | Gallery 242B

    Twenty-one works from the Indian subcontinent, made between the mid-1600s and mid-1900s, place the pivotal moment when Krishna raised Mount Govardhan in the context of the conquests, miracles and pastimes of his early life story.


  • Stories in Japanese Art
    Through April 10, 2022
    Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Japanese Art Galleries | Gallery 235A

    Japan is known today for anime and manga (animations and graphic novels) and has a long tradition of storytelling in the visual arts. This gallery explores Japanese narrative art with diverse examples from the 1300s to the 1900s.


  • Popular Art from Early Modern Korea
    Through April 24, 2022
    Korea Foundation Gallery | Gallery 236

    In the 1960s, practitioners of Pop Art looked toward everyday commodities and commercial images for inspiration. Such an artistic spirit that challenged the rigid concept between high- and lowbrow arts in fact had long existed in Korean art, flourishing in the late 1800s and early 1900s.


  • Migrations of Memory—The Poetry and Power of Music
    平沙落雁 — 音樂的詩意與力量
    Through May 1, 2022
    Clara T. Rankin Galleries of Chinese Art | Gallery 240A
    An installation by Peng Wei in collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art

    Surrounded by classical Chinese paintings and instruments from the museum’s collection, the central installation Migrations of Memory—Wild Geese Descend on Level Sands (平沙落雁) by contemporary Chinese artist Peng Wei addresses the vital role of music and the arts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Made of music stands, letters by Western composers and paintings, Peng Wei’s installation is dedicated to the Cleveland Orchestra and musicians worldwide.

    This exhibition is accompanied by a free, fully illustrated booklet.

    This exhibition is supported by TKG Foundation for Arts and Culture.


  • Art of the Islamic World
    Through May 31, 2022
    Gallery 116

    Artwork from the Islamic world is as diverse and vibrant as the peoples who produced it. The objects presented in this gallery were created during the 8th through 19th centuries, a period of great cultural and geographic expansion. As a result, these works represent a vast area including Spain, North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. While these pieces originate within the Islamic world, they reflect the unique artistic and cultural traditions of disparate regions.


  • Opening this month
    Native North America
    Through December 4, 2022
    Sarah P. and William R. Robertson Gallery | Gallery 231

    Works from the permanent collection newly on display in the Native North American gallery include a group of objects from the Great Plains—a child’s beaded cradle; a woman’s hair-pipe necklace, one of the most memorable of Plains ornaments; and several beaded or painted bags that served varied purposes. A basket rotation features creations that Timbisha Shoshone (Panamint) weavers of California’s Death Valley made for the early 20th-century collector’s market; most dramatic are three fine, large presentation bowls modeled on Native food service bowls. Finally, for the first time in at least 20 years, two works by contemporary Inuit artists of the Canadian Arctic make an appearance. One is a 1972 stonecut print by Alec (Peter) Aliknak Banksland, a founding member of the Holman Eskimo Arts Cooperative, now the Ulukhaktok Arts Centre in Ulukhaktok, Canada.


  • Ancient Andean Textiles
    Through December 4, 2022
    Jon A. Lindseth and Virginia M. Lindseth, PhD, Galleries of the Ancient Americas | Gallery 232

    The textiles represent several different civilizations that flourished in the ancient Andes, today Peru and parts of adjacent countries. Though unrelated by cultural affiliation, they are unified by being special in some way, whether through rarity, complexity of execution or luxuriousness of materials.


  • Opening this month
    Arts of Africa: Gallery Rotation
    Through December 18, 2022
    Galleries 108A–C

    Seventeen rarely seen or newly acquired works are installed in the African arts galleries. These 19th- to 21st-century works from northern, central and western Africa support continuing efforts to broaden the scope of African arts on view at the CMA.


On-site Programs

  • Pop-Up Printmaking
    Every third Saturday from February to May: February 19, March 19, April 16 and May 21, noon–4 p.m.
    Ames Family Atrium
    FREE

    Women in Print: Recent Acquisitions highlights women artists who have used printmaking as a vehicle for investigating topics as expansive as personal identity, social issues and even the creative process itself. In the spirit of the exhibition, the CMA has partnered with four women-led printmaking organizations in Northeast Ohio to bring a series of pop-up demonstrations and activities to the museum. Get a firsthand look at the printmaking process and make an impression yourself.

    Saturday, February 19
    Explore screen printing with Future Ink Graphics and Dinara Mirtalipova

    Saturday, March 19
    Experiment in engraving with Rebekah Anne Wilhelm Studio

    Saturday, April 16
    Make a monoprint with Deep Dive Art Projects and Amani Williams

    Saturday, May 21
    Learn relief printing with Zygote Press and Grace Wen on the Zygote Mobile Art Press


  • Performing Arts Series
    CIM Organ Studio
    Sunday, February 27, 2 p.m.
    Gartner Auditorium
    FREE; no ticket required

    Outstanding conservatory musicians from the Cleveland Institute of Music in the studio of acclaimed organist Todd Wilson present an afternoon recital of works for solo organ on the museum’s McMyler Memorial Organ.


Virtual Programs

  • The Fran and Warren Rupp Contemporary Artists Lecture Series
    Representing Motherhood: Andrea Chung, Alison Saar, and Rose B. Simpson in Conversation
    Wednesday, February 23, 6 p.m. EST
    FREE virtual event

    In the CMA exhibition Picturing Motherhood Now, artists Andrea Chung, Alison Saar and Rose B. Simpson offer new images of motherhood, using the subject as a lens through which to examine history and contemporary issues.

    Join Chung, Saar and Simpson in conversation as they discuss their distinct approaches to figurative representation, their innovative uses of sculptural materials, the social impact of art and the different meanings of motherhood they present in their work.

    Made possible by the Fran and Warren Rupp Contemporary Artist Fund


Members Events

  • Asian Art Society Members Event
    Asian Art Society: Tour of Life and Exploits of Krishna in Indian Paintings
    Wednesday, February 2, noon
    Indian Painting Gallery | Gallery 242B

    Join Sonya Rhie Mace, George P. Bickford Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art, for a tour of Life and Exploits of Krishna in Indian Paintings.

    Twenty-one works from the Indian subcontinent, made between the mid-1600s and mid-1900s, place the pivotal moment when Krishna raised Mount Govardhan in the context of the conquests, miracles and pastimes of his early life story.

    Asian Art Society members will receive a digital invitation.
    To join the Asian Art Society and to learn more, click here.


CMA Community Arts Center On-site Activities

2937 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113

Free parking in the lot off Castle Avenue.
Masks are required to enter the space.

Estacionamiento gratis en la Avenida Castle.
Se requiere usar mascaras en el espacio.

  • Family FUNdays | Día De Alegria Familiar
    Every First Sunday | Cada Primer Domingo del mes, 1–4 p.m.

    Enjoy free family fun and explore art celebrating community. Featuring family friendly games, movement-based activities, art making and even a family parade! All activities are COVID conscious and open to all ages and abilities.

    Únase a nosotros para divertirse con familia, mientras exploramos el arte celebrando comunidad. Gratis para participar. Juegos para toda la familia, actividades basadas en movimientos, creación de arte e incluso un desfile familiar. Todas las actividades son conscientes por el covid y abiertas a todos los edades y habilidades.

    • This month
      Celebrating Carnival | Celebrando Carnaval

      Celebrate Carnival season at the CAC. Families can decorate masks and make instruments while exploring how different cultures celebrate Carnival. The CAC’s current exhibition, Parade the Circle: Celebrating 30 Years, offers inspiration and showcases the many ways Carnival is celebrated around the world.

      Celebramos la temporada de carnaval en el CAC. ¡Las familias pueden decorar máscaras y construir instrumentos con conexiones a diferentes culturas! Explorando aspectos de los carnavales caribeños, veremos nuestra exposición, Parade the Circle: Celebrating 30 years, para tomar inspiracion de los differentes disfraces y colores.


  • Open Studio | Al Arte Libre
    Every Saturday | Cada Sabado, 1–4 p.m.

    Enjoy free, drop-in art making for the whole family. A monthly theme connects community, art and exploration.

    Disfrute actividades de arte gratuita para toda la familia. Un tema mensual conecta la comunidad, el arte y la exploración.

    • This month
      Larger-Than-Life Portraits | Retratos Más Grandes Que la Vida

      Inspired by Derrick Adams: LOOKS, on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art, work with large-scale self-portraits to express your style, self-love and joy! Experiment with a variety of materials to create a unique self-portrait.

      Inspirados por Derrick Adams: LOOKS, en exhibición con El Museo de Arte de Cleveland, trabajaremos con autorretratos a gran escala para expresar nuestro estilo, amor propio y alegría. Experimenta con una variedad de materiales para crear un autorretrato único.


  • Hours | Horario
    Friday, 2–7 p.m. | Viernes, de 2 a 7 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. | Sábado y Domingo, de 10 a.m hasta las 5 p.m.
    Closed Monday to Thursday | Cerrados Lunes a Jueves

    Free drop-in art making and gallery exploration.

    Creación de arte gratuita y exploración de galerías.

    • This month
      Growing Together—Blooms of Joy | Creciendo Juntos—Flores de Alegria

      Adorn the community garden mural with your own mini tissue-paper flower. Stop back often. As the flowers fill the wall, a message of inspiration will be revealed.

      Adorna nuestro jardín comunitario con su propia mini flor de papel. Visitenos a menudo que las flores llenan la pared, se revelará un mensaje de inspiración.


Additional Information

The CDC and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health recommend wearing face coverings in public settings to slow the spread of COVID-19. The CMA requires everyone—all visitors, staff and volunteers—to wear a face covering inside the building.

The CMA’s current hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays. Updated hours will be announced as decided. Visit cma.org to stay up to date on this information.

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About the Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art is renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection, which includes more than 63,000 artworks and spans 6,000 years of achievement in the arts. The museum is a significant international forum for exhibitions, scholarship and performing arts and is a leader in digital innovations. One of the top comprehensive art museums in the nation, recognized for its award-winning Open Access program and free of charge to all, the Cleveland Museum of Art is located in the University Circle neighborhood.

The museum is supported in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and made possible in part by the Ohio Arts Council (OAC), which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts. The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically. For more information about the museum and its holdings, programs and events, call 888-CMA-0033 or visit cma.org.