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Upcoming Exhibitions

CMA, 2006.146 (detail)
Friday, May 21, 2021

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.

Saturday, May 22, 2021 to Sunday, August 14, 2022

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.

CMA, 1919.75 (detail)
Friday, June 11, 2021 to Sunday, November 14, 2021

This display celebrates the recent conservation of two monumental rubbings from the Buddhist caves of Longmen in central China. They were shown for the first time at the museum’s opening in 1916 and have not been on display for almost a century.

Black Family: The Myth of the Missing Black Father, 2019. © Antwoine Washington
Saturday, June 26, 2021 to Sunday, September 12, 2021

This exhibition centers on three contemporary artists’ engagement with time and historical revisionism. Johnny Coleman (based in Oberlin, Ohio) revitalizes the marginalized history of one family’s journey on the Underground Railroad.

Thursday, July 1, 2021 to Sunday, September 19, 2021

Private Lives: Home and Family in the Art of the Nabis, Paris,1889–1900 explores the beautiful, enigmatic, and paradoxical work of Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, Maurice Denis, and Félix Vallotton, four members of the Nabi Brotherhood.

"Group in Front of Fence, Pitt Street, Lower East Side, NY" Walter Rosenblum. CMA, 2017.83
Saturday, July 10, 2021 to Sunday, November 7, 2021

Street photography—spontaneous images of everyday life captured in public places—blossomed in New York City during the first half of the 20th century.

CMA, 1937.502 "In the Subway"
Saturday, July 17, 2021 to Sunday, December 26, 2021

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 change to America’s cities. With New York City as an epicenter of change—packed with vibrant new communities of immigrants from Europe and Latin American countries, and Blacks migrating from the American South—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.

CMA, 1926.1976
Sunday, September 19, 2021 to Sunday, January 23, 2022

Odilon Redon was referred to as “the prince of mysterious dreams” by one art critic for his enigmatic and imaginative paintings, drawings, and prints that mined fantasy, literature, and the subconscious.

Las Talaveritas, 2015. © Aliza Nisenbaum. Photo courtesy the Artist and Anton Kern Gallery, New York.
Saturday, October 16, 2021 to Sunday, March 13, 2022

Responding to our time, Picturing Motherhood Now brings together works by a diverse range of contemporary artists who reimagine the possibilities for representing motherhood.

Sunday, November 14, 2021 to Sunday, January 30, 2022

Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain is the first exhibition dedicated to the art of one of the earliest major Hindu sites in Southeast Asia, Phnom Da (Stone Mountain), established around 1,500 years ago.

CMA, 2020.285 (detail). © Julie Mehretu
Sunday, January 16, 2022 to Sunday, June 19, 2022

This exhibition debuts exciting recent acquisitions to the museum’s collection by contemporary women printmakers. From printmaking’s beginnings more than 500 years ago, techniques such as lithography and etching were often considered too physically demanding for women to pursue professionally.

Bouffant Pride, 2003. © Ellen Gallagher. Courtesy Gagosian.
Sunday, February 20, 2022 to Sunday, June 26, 2022

This exhibition features a selection of seminal works by major Black artists alongside additional works by a vanguard of emerging and mid-career Black artists, all drawn from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection.

Adeline in Barrettes, 2018. Image courtesy of Aperture, New York, 2019. © Micaiah Carter
Sunday, May 8, 2022 to Sunday, September 11, 2022

The vibrant portraits and conceptual images in The New Black Vanguard fuse art and fashion photography in ways that break traditional boundaries between genres.