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Johnny Coleman

Visit with Artist Johnny Coleman

Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 5:30–7:00 p.m.
Location: CMA at Transformer Station

About The Event

Leadership Circle members and CMA Fund for Exhibitions supporters are invited to a visit with artist Johnny Coleman, one of three artists featured in New Histories, New Futures. The exhibition centers on three contemporary artists’ engagement with time and historical revisionism. The artists engage with the exhibition’s premise from standpoints rooted in the past, present, and future. Johnny Coleman revitalizes the marginalized history of one family’s journey on the Underground Railroad. His deep archival research on Lee Howard Dobbins—a four-year-old enslaved child whose journey north ended in illness and who was laid to rest in Oberlin in 1853—is the source of an ongoing series of large-scale projects. This exhibition features a new iteration of the series: an immersive installation that includes sculpture, sound, scent, and projection. Works by Antwoine Washington (Cleveland) and Kambui Olujimi (New York City) are also featured in this exhibition.

Leadership Circle members and CMA Fund for Exhibitions supporters will receive a digital invitation.

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Leadership Circle is a devoted community of friends who make the museum a priority in their annual philanthropic giving. With gratitude for this generous support, the museum provides Leadership Circle donors with unique opportunities that enhance enjoyment of the CMA through engagement with our collections, curators, and staff. For more information about the Leadership Circle program, and to become a member, click here.

Transformer Station is located at 1460 West 29th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113.