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This Week at CMA: 2.12.18-2.18.18

February 12, 2018
A family on a tour of the CMA

Image courtesy Cleveland Museum of Art.

Stroller Tours: Love Stories
Wed, 2/14, & 2/21
Join us the second or third Wednesday of each month for a casual and lively discussion led by a museum educator in the galleries — just for parents/caregivers and their pre-toddler-age (18 months and younger) children.

two men in suits admiring a painting
Image courtesy Cleveland Museum of Art.

Curator Talk: Dana Schutz: Eating Atom Bombs
Fri, 2/16
Curator of Contemporary Art Reto Thüring leads a tour of the exhibition, featuring the artist’s newest works, many of which depict dystopic scenes of conflict and shame, commenting on the turbulent political atmosphere that followed in the wake of the 2016 US election. On view at the Transformer Station. Read the Plain Dealer review and artist Q&A.

A portrait of a man in a suit
Image courtesy George Lewis.

George Lewis: Experiments in Art and Music
Sat, 2/17
George Lewis is known internationally for his groundbreaking work as a composer, musicologist, performer, and computer-interactive artist. His lecture includes imagery and musical examples that reference works in Heritage: Wadsworth and Jae Jarrell.

a black and white image of leaves
Plants and Leaves, Hawaii, c. 1985. Brett Weston (American, 1911–1993). Gelatin silver print; 34.9 x 26.8 cm. Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift from the Christian Keesee Collection, 2017.168. © The Brett Weston Archive

Brett Weston: Photographs
Through Sun, 5/6
“Nature is a great artist. The greatest,” said photographer Brett Weston. Drawn from the museum’s collection, this exhibition surveys four decades of his work. Participate in our social media challenge by creating your own images in the style of Weston and then sharing them on Instagram with the hashtag #CMABrettWeston. Read more about Brett Weston’s relationship with his father, acclaimed photographer Edward Weston here.

A stylized painting of a man
Portrait of a Man, 1919. Erich Heckel (German, 1883–1970). Color woodcut; 46 x 32.6 cm. John L. Severance Fund, 1991.109. © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Graphic Discontent: German Expressionism on Paper
Through Sun, 5/13
“The more horrifying this world becomes the more art becomes abstract; while a world at peace produces realistic art” –Paul Klee, 1915. See how the Expressionists’ new graphic language disrupted and distorted traditional artistic themes to describe both a modern utopia and a hell on earth. Read the Plain Dealer review.