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Current Exhibitions

Monday, August 7, 2017 to Monday, January 29, 2018

Peter Fischli and David Weiss worked collaboratively for 33 years until Weiss’s death in 2012. The Swiss artist duo is best known for elevating ordinary subject matter into the realm of high art.

Friday, September 1, 2017 to Sunday, May 13, 2018

In 2017 major museums in Europe and America are celebrating the centennial of Auguste Rodin’s (1840–1917) death with traveling exhibitions, permanent collection installations, and educational activities.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 to Sunday, February 4, 2018

Cleveland’s celebrated alabaster mourners from the tomb of Philip the Bold will be part of a major exhibition at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam this fall.

Banteay Chhmar
Saturday, October 14, 2017 to Sunday, March 25, 2018

At the turn of the 1200s, the Khmer Empire of Cambodia was one of the most powerful in the world. From 1181 to 1218, King Jayavarman VII ruled under the banner of Buddhism and expanded his dominions to include most of peninsular Southeast Asia.

Sunday, October 29, 2017 to Sunday, November 11, 2018

Vibrantly patterned woven, printed, and embroidered textiles join the museum’s collection of rare Kelmscott Press books in this exhibition exploring William Morris, the Victorian designer and poet who was a pioneer of the Arts and Crafts movement.

Heritage. Wadsworth Jarrell
Sunday, November 19, 2017 to Sunday, February 25, 2018

Inspired by the Cleveland Museum of Art’s recent acquisition of Wadsworth Jarrell’s Heritage (1973), a painting of great significance, the exhibition Heritage: Wadsworth and Jae Jarrell examines the work and enduring legacy of multidisciplinary artists Wadsworth and Jae Jarrell.

Sunday, January 14, 2018 to Sunday, May 13, 2018

The beginning of the 20th century brought a surge of challenges to the prevailing styles and procedures for art making in Europe.

Saturday, January 20, 2018 to Sunday, April 15, 2018

Dana Schutz: Eating Atom Bombs debuts a new series of paintings by Schutz, one of the most influential painters of her generation. Created mostly in the past year, the works reflect the turbulent political atmosphere experienced in the United States in the wake of the 2016 election. Though our society may seem more divided than ever, the exhibition suggests that this uncertainty may be what unites us. In the words of the artist, “Many of the paintings depict dystopic scenes of conflict and shame. Subjects conceal and reveal themselves, trying to hold themselves together as well as the picture.”

CMA at Transformer Station

Opening Saturday, 01/20/2018

Sunday, January 21, 2018 to Sunday, May 6, 2018

“Nature is a great artist. The greatest,” said photographer Brett Weston, who made it his primary subject matter.