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Detail: Shame, 2017. Dana Schutz (American, born 1976). Oil on canvas; 84 x 74 inches. © Dana Schutz, courtesy of Petzel Gallery, New York

Dana Schutz: Eating Atom Bombs debuts a new series of paintings by Schutz. 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.”

Dana Schutz (born 1976) received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art prior to earning her MFA from Columbia University. Her work has been exhibited internationally and collected by many institutions. Most recently, her work was the subject of a survey exhibition organized by the ICA Boston.
Related Events

Sat, 1/20/2018, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
In Conversation: Dana Schutz and Nell Painter

Gartner Auditorium at Cleveland Museum of Art

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 6:00 pm
Friday, February 16, 2018, 12:00 pm
Thursday, March 8, 2018, 6:00 pm

Curator of Contemporary Art Reto Thüring leads a tour of the exhibition, which features 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 presidential election.

Sunday, January 21, 2018, 2:00 pm
Sunday, February 25, 2018, 2:00 pm
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 6:30 pm
Close-Looking Session: Dana Schutz’s Eating Atom Bombs

In each 30-minute session, explore select works in Dana Schutz: Eating Atom Bombs through a series of questions that examine the connection between the state of America today and Schutz’s sculptures and paintings. Free; registration required. Maximum 15 people per session.

Registration and information
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The Cleveland Museum of Art is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this exhibition with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

As part of it's on-going partnership with the
Cleveland Museum of Art, Transformer Station is pleased to host this exhibition organized and presented by the Cleveland Museum of Art.