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News Release
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November 2021 Exhibitions and Event Listings for the Cleveland Museum of Art

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Kelley Notaro Schreiber

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

Exhibitions

  • Anticipated exhibition opening this month!
    Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain
    November 14, 2021, to January 30, 2022
    The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall

    Organized by the CMA, Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain presents the story, context and new restoration of a renowned fragmentary stone sculpture in the CMA’s collection, Krishna Lifting Mount Govardhan. Integrating art, technology and design, this first-of-its-kind exhibition 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.

    Groups of 10 or more may reserve tickets for $10 per person. No guided tours will be offered. To book a group, contact groupsales [at] clevelandart.org.

    The CMA recommends reserving tickets through its online platform by visiting the Revealing Krishna ticket site. Tickets can also be reserved by phone at 216-421-7350 or on-site at one of the ticket desks.

    Tickets are expected to book quickly and are not guaranteed. Your first choice of date and time may not be available, so please have other date and time options in mind when reserving tickets. 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.

    Groups of 10 or more may reserve tickets for $20 per person. No guided tours will be offered. To book a group, contact groupsales [at] clevelandart.org.

    To reserve combination tickets, visit the Revealing Krishna ticket site, choose a desired date and time and select the combination ticket. Tickets to both exhibitions must be used on the same day.

    Revealing Krishna is a timed exhibition, so visitors can attend Picturing Motherhood Now before or after. Combination tickets are available during the time in which both shows are open: November 14, 2021, to January 30, 2022.

    Combination tickets can also be reserved by phone at 216-421-7350 or on-site at one of the ticket desks.

    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 Art conservation 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.

    The Official Technology Partner is Microsoft.

    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.

    Groups of 10 or more may reserve tickets for $10 per person. No guided tours will be offered. To book a group, contact groupsales [at] clevelandart.org.

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

    Combination Tickets
    *Includes admission to Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain, on view November 14, 2021, through January 30, 2022.

    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
    A New York Minute: Street Photography, 1920–1950
    Through November 7, 2021
    Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz Photography Gallery | Gallery 230

    Street photography—spontaneous images of everyday life captured in public places—blossomed in New York City during the first half of the 20th century. This genre of photography was heir to the slightly earlier tradition of urban realism in painting and printmaking, as seen in the complementary exhibition Ashcan School Prints and the American City, 1900–1940, on view in the James and Hanna Bartlett Prints and Drawings Gallery. Both movements turned to depictions of the everyday activities of urban dwellers to explore the radical demographic, social and economic shifts then transforming the city.

    All exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Exhibitions. Major annual support is provided by 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., Janice Hammond and Edward Hemmelgarn, 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 was supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.


  • Closing this month
    From Caves to Tombs: Chinese Pictorial Rubbings from Stone Reliefs (從石窟到墓祠—石刻拓片)
    Through November 14, 2021
    Gallery 240A

    The exhibition explores the tradition of making and mounting ink rubbings from stone reliefs, practiced in China at least since the 500s. This display celebrates the recent conservation of two monumental rubbings from the Buddhist caves of Longmen in central China.


  • Ashcan School Prints and the American City, 1900–1940
    Through December 26, 2021
    James and Hanna Bartlett Prints and Drawings Gallery | Gallery 101

    Ashcan School Prints and the American City, 1900–1940 presents prints of city life made by urban realists during a time of rapid demographic, social and economic transformation. With New York City as an epicenter of change—packed with vibrant new communities of immigrants from Europe and Latin American countries, and Black Southerners who had migrated north—artists responded to the everyday lives and experiences of city dwellers, incorporating advertising and mass media techniques into their depictions of the lower classes, immigrants, working women and social elites alike.  

    Principal support is provided by the Print Club of Cleveland.

    All exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Exhibitions. Major annual support is provided by 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., Janice Hammond and Edward Hemmelgarn, 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.


  • Fashioning Identity: Mola Textiles of Panamá
    Through January 9, 2022
    Arlene M. and Arthur S. Holden Textile Gallery | Gallery 234

    The exhibition explores the mola, a hand-sewn cotton blouse and a key component of traditional dress among the Guna women of Panamá, as both a cultural marker and the product of an artistic tradition. It demonstrates the important role women artists play in the construction of social identity.

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


  • 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. The exhibition reveals the legacy of Redon in Cleveland and introduces the phases of his career and work.

    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, William S. and Margaret F. Lipscomb, 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.


  • 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. The majority of the works include text elements, from a chapter title done in raised gold lacquer on a writing box to poems or dialogue inscribed in ink next to figures on handscroll fragments. These works demonstrate some of the different ways Japanese artists have combined visual imagery with written stories over the centuries.


  • 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. Rendered in dazzling colors, Korean still-life paintings called chaekgeori (pronounced check-oh-ree), for example, are replete with mass-produced utilitarian items and trendy luxuries. Polychrome folding screens, such as chaekgeori, often complemented familial festivities and reunions, beyond simply furnishing the living space of middle-class households. Blue-and-white porcelain, which features the abundant use of expensive cobalt blue and floral decor, is another artistic expression drawn from the emerging consumerism in early modern Korea. By the late 1800s, Korean art was becoming more inclusive and diverse, no longer exclusively for the elites.


  • 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.


  • 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. Because the cathedral was the heart of both the diocese and the secular territory of the bishop, many art objects were commissioned for, or gifted to, the cathedral. For the medieval Christian, collections of relics and reliquaries held spiritual power and political clout. 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.


Special On-site and Virtual Programs and Events

  • In Theory, In Practice: Picturing Motherhood Now
    Saturday, November 6, 1–3 p.m.
    In-person event
    The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Gallery
    FREE; ticket required

    Join the CMA and ATNSC: Center for Healing and Creative Leadership for an intimate group discussion about topics and themes related to the exhibition Picturing Motherhood Now, utilizing literature from ATNSC’s John D. Carter Resource Library for Consciousness and Change—a gift from the founder of the Gestalt OSD Center.

    “In Theory, In Practice” is a reading group organized by ATNSC—pronounced Ata-en-sic—that aims to foster critical conversation and collective interventionist practices among artists, community leaders and educators. The meetings focus on exploring the histories and futures of socially engaged art.

    In-person and virtual reading group sessions are available on separate dates but feature the same content. The in-person session is limited to 15 people and includes free admission to Picturing Motherhood Now.

    For in-person:
    Participants will receive free admission to Picturing Motherhood Now and a link to access readings prior to the session.


  • Play Day: Dreams
    Saturday, November 6, noon–4:00 p.m.
    South Terrace and Fine Arts Garden

    Explore your dreams at this fall’s free family Play Day. Play Days at the CMA are opportunities for the whole family to be creative, be curious and connect through art. This fall’s program focuses on dreams, inspired by the works of artist Odilon Redon as well as outdoor sculptures in the Fine Arts Garden. The afternoon includes dreamy music, storybook readings, outdoor games and art making for the whole family. Visit the exhibition Collecting Dreams: Odilon Redon while you’re here!

    Activities:

    • Ink Blot Drawing Station
    • Pumpkin Painting
    • Storybook Reading of Hank Has a Dream, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
    • Zodiac Exploration Station
    • Tarot Card Readings by Eranah Adorjan, 1–2 p.m. and 2:30–3:30 p.m. (Note: Readings are for visitors age 18+.)
    • “Plants, Folklore and Dreams” with artist Maggie Latham
    • Popcorn from Chagrin Falls Popcorn
    • Outdoor Yard Games and More!

Off-site, In-person Program

  • Picturing ATNSC: Tours of the ATNSC Home
    Tuesday, November 9, noon
    Sunday, November 14, 2 p.m.

    Next month
    Tuesday, December 14, 2 p.m.
    Sunday, December 19, 2 p.m.

    11808 Cromwell Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44120
    FREE; ticket required

    Artist M. Carmen Lane’s photographic series Original Instructions, on view in Picturing Motherhood Now, documents a Cleveland home in the Buckeye-Shaker neighborhood that Lane has transformed into ATNSC—pronounced Ata-en-sic—a socially engaged, artist-run urban retreat, residency and exhibition space at the intersections of contemporary art, healing and equity leadership.

    Join Lane on an intimate tour of ATNSC’s gallery and residency spaces, resource library and growing collection of artworks.

    Participants meet at ATNSC, 11808 Cromwell Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44120. For directions, visit ATNSC’s website.


On-site Collection Tours

  • Guided Tours
    Tuesday to Sunday, 1 and 1:30 p.m., with an additional tour at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays
    FREE; ticket required

    Join a public tour to learn new perspectives and enjoy great storytelling about the works in the museum’s collections. Tours depart from the information desk in the Ames Family Atrium. Tickets may be reserved at cma.org or on-site at the ticket desk. Tours are limited to 15 participants per group.

Community Arts Center On-site Activities

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

    The Community Arts Center, 2937 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113
    Free parking in the lot off Castle Avenue. Estacionamiento gratis en la Avenida Castle.

    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.

    Masks are required to enter the space.

    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 una parada familiar. Todas las actividades son conscientes por el covid y abiertas a todos los edades y habilidades.

    Se requiere usar mascaras en el espacio.


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

    The Community Arts Center, 2937 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113
    Free parking in the lot off of Castle Avenue. Estacionamiento gratis en la Avenida Castle.

    Enjoy free, drop-in art making. A monthly theme connecting community, art and exploration.

    Disfrute el arte con toda la familia. Gratis para participar. Cada mes presenta una temática connectando el arte, la comunidad y la exploración.

Additional Information

ARTLENS Gallery—a multifaceted, innovative experience that allows you, your family and friends to look closer, dive deeper and have fun discovering the museum’s collection using award-winning digital technology—is open.

The museum is gradually reintroducing on-site programs. For a current list of offerings, visit the “Learn” section of the website.

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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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.