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

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Kelley Notaro Schreiber

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

Exhibitions

FINAL WEEKS
Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain
Through January 30, 2022
The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall

The intersection of art and technology, the exhibition features a HoloLens component to learn the story and context of a renowned fragmentary stone sculpture in the CMA’s collection, Krishna Lifting Mount Govardhan. Organized by the CMA, Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain is a first-of-its-kind exhibition that transports visitors to the dramatic floodplains of southern Cambodia and shows the life story of the sculpture, spanning 1,500 years and three continents. The exhibition unveils the newly restored Krishna alongside nine other related large-scale sculptures generously lent from the National Museum of Cambodia, the Angkor Borei Museum and the Musée national des arts asiatiques–Guimet in Paris.

Exhibition Tickets
Adults $15; seniors, college students with ID and children ages 12 to 17 $12; member guests $8; 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.

Advance ticket sales are highly recommended.

Combination Tickets
*Includes admission to Picturing Motherhood Now, on view through March 13, 2022.

Adults $25; seniors, college students with ID and children ages 12 to 17 $20; member guests $10; children ages 11 and under and CMA members FREE.

The exhibition is organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts of the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia and in collaboration with the National Museum of Cambodia, the École française d’Extrême-Orient, and the Musée national des arts asiatiques–Guimet.

The restoration of Krishna Lifting Mount Govardhan, expertly undertaken by Cleveland Museum of Artconservation specialists, was funded by a grant from the Bank of America Art Conservation Project.

The CMA gratefully acknowledges these valued exhibition sponsors:
Principal support is provided by Rebecca and Irad Carmi, Mary Lynn Durham and William Roj, and the Rajadhyaksha Family and DLZ Corporation. Major support is provided by Raj and Karen Aggarwal, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust. Additional support is provided by DLR Group | Westlake Reed Leskosky, Carl T. Jagatich, the John D. Proctor Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Westlake Jr., and in memory of Dr. Norman Zaworski, MD. Generous support is provided by Dr. Michael and Mrs. Catherine Keith.This exhibition is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

“The Story of the Cleveland Krishna” HoloLens Experience was developed in collaboration with the mixed-reality development partner the Interactive Commons at Case Western Reserve University.

All exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Exhibitions. Generous annual support is provided by Dr. Ben H. and Julia Brouhard, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman 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.

We recognize Dr. Gregory M. Videtic and Mr. Christopher R. McCann, who are graciously linked to this exhibition through the Leadership Circle
 

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.

 

Closing this month
Collecting Dreams: Odilon Redon
Through January 23, 2022
Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery

Odilon Redon (1840–1916) was known as “the prince of mysterious dreams” for creating paintings, drawings and prints that blend fantasy, literature and the subconscious. Collecting Dreams: Odilon Redon celebrates the Cleveland Museum of Art’s exceptional holdings by Redon, including the newly acquired charcoal drawing Quasimodo, on view for the first time.

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.

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.

 

Derrick Adams: LOOKS
Through May 29, 2022
Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz Photography Gallery | Gallery 230

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.

Derrick Adams: LOOKS was jointly organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art and Cleveland Clinic, marking the centennial of Cleveland Clinic.

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.

 

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 seven 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

 

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.

 

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

Works 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. 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.

 

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.

 

Special On-site Programs and Events

 

MLK Day 2022: “It Starts with Me: Shifting Priorities to Create the Beloved Community”
Monday, January 17, 2022, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
FREE; no ticket required

Join the CMA in honoring Dr. King’s legacy and rising to the challenge through art. This year, the museum offers activities and meditations for visitors of all ages on the King Center’s 2022 King Holiday theme, “It Starts with Me: Shifting Priorities to Create the Beloved Community.”

Enjoy free admission to the acclaimed, thought-provoking exhibition Picturing Motherhood Now.

Stop by the Ames Family Atrium to pick up a free Family Discovery Pack or MLK Day Collection Connection Guide to explore artworks that tell stories about the power of the individual and communities, inspire personal reflection and motivate action toward a collective greater good. 

Contribute to Dr. King’s vision of the Beloved Community by participating in a Take Action Challenge. Select a “Take Action” card and commit to fulfilling the action it presents within the next few months. Share a challenge on a new card for another person to take. 

NOTE: 
The Family Discovery Pack debuts on MLK Day as a wearable waist pack filled with kid-friendly tools and activities that spark creative and insightful conversations as they reveal personal connections with artworks and artists. 

 

Virtual Programs

 

Mothering During COVID
Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 5–7 p.m.  
Virtual
FREE; ticket required

Join Habeebah Grimes (Positive Education Program), Marlene Morris (Birthing Beautiful Communities), Heather Clayton Terry and Joyce Huang (MidTown Cleveland) for an evening of communal discussion and reflection on the impact of COVID-19 on mothers in Cleveland. Organized in collaboration with ThirdSpace Action Lab and Birthing Beautiful Communities in tandem with the exhibition Picturing Motherhood Now.  

Participants will receive a link to access the virtual event in a confirmation email.

 

THE DR. RANAJIT K. DATTA DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN INDIAN ART
How Krishna Became Vishnu: Early Images of Krishna in India
Speaker: Charlotte Schmid, Directeur d’études, École française d’Extrême-Orient 
Sunday, January 23, 2022, 2 p.m.
Virtual
FREE; ticket required

Two thousand years ago, artists in Mathura, in northern India, created sculptures of a four-armed male divinity in human form. While many scholars identify this figure as the Hindu god Vishnu, there are strong arguments in favor of his identity as Krishna.  

In this lecture, noted scholar Charlotte Schmid examines the early formulations of Vishnu and Krishna images in northern India to better understand the relationship between the two deities and how that relationship diverges from its description in texts. 

This lecture is made possible by the Dr. Ranajit K. Datta in Memory of Kiran P. and S. C. Datta Endowment Fund. 

 

Members Events

Friends of Photography and Asian Art Society Members Event
Friends of Photography Lecture: Konstanty Kulik
Friday, January 21, 2022, 6 p.m.
The John C. and Sally S. Morley Family Foundation Lecture Hall

Enjoy a presentation by virtual-reality movie director and cinematographer Konstanty Kulik, who is coming to Cleveland from Poland to explain how cutting-edge photographic technology—photogrammetry, LiDAR scanning, aerial drone shots—can make time travel possible. In Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain, this technology is used to take the viewer to ancient Cambodia and reveal its heritage through works of art envisioned in the finest detail. Kulik and his team helped create the immersive and mixed-reality presentations of the Cambodian landscape and sacred space that are part of this groundbreaking exhibition. Attendees are encouraged to experience the technology in person by viewing the exhibition before Konstanty’s talk. Click here to reserve tickets to the exhibition.

Friends of Photography and Asian Art Society members will receive a digital invitation. 

To join the Friends of Photography and to learn more, click here.

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.

 

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!
Reimagine It / Re-imaginalo

Using water bottles, paper, masking tape and more, experiment and play to rethink recycled materials.

Usando botellas de agua, papel, cinta adhesiva y más, experimente y juegue para repensar los materiales reciclados.

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!
Community Sculpture: Trees / Escultura Comunitaria: Árboles   

Use recycled materials to create a community of trees, inspired by those you might see at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Utiliza materiales reciclados para crear una comunidad de árboles. Inspirado por algunos de los árboles que puedes ver en Museo De Arte Cleveland. 

 

January Workshop

Something New / Algo nuevo 
Sunday, January 23, 2–4 p.m. / Domingo, 23 de Enero, 2–4 p.m.

Working with artist and educator Morgan Bukovec, embark on a journey through the Community Arts Center to find inspiration from the variety of repurposed and found materials used to create Parade the Circle’s colorful costumes, puppets and floats. After a close-looking exercise and group conversation, participants create their own sculpture from found materials representing something new—inspired by the new year of 2022.

Trabajando con el artista y educador Morgan Bukovec, los participantes se embarcarán en un viaje a través del Centro de Artes Comunitarias para encontrar inspiración en la variedad de materiales reutilizados y encontrados utilizados para crear los coloridos disfraces, marionetas y carrozas de Parade the Circle. Después de un ejercicio de mirada cercana y una conversación grupal, los participantes crearán su propia escultura a partir de materiales encontrados que representan algo nuevo, ¡inspirado en el nuevo año de 2022. 

 

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.