CURRENT EXHIBITIONS


October 23–November 30, 2020

Monument to the Unelected 2008 and ongoing Watch the event recording here! Monument to the Unelected is a series of plastic election signs bearing the names of every major-party candidate who ever ran for the office of president and lost. It was created by artist Nina Katchadourian for the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in 2008, and has been exhibited during every presidential election cycle since then. These are not historical signs; each sign made for this project has been […]


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Friday, September 18, 2020 – Sunday, January 3, 2021

ONE: Unique Photo-Based Images This exhibition of unique photo-based objects is based primarily on works from the Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell collection. Although the medium of photography is characterized by its ability to reproduce multiples of the same image, the artists in ONE have all manipulated or subverted the medium to create unique hand-made objects. Many of the works in ONE resemble painting or craft and explore ideas that transcend the traditional roles and functions of the photographic image. […]


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Friday, September 18, 2020 – Sunday, January 3, 2021

Cleveland by Night (Human) Landscapes: Photographs by Dave Jordano Photographer Dave Jordano was invited to come to Cleveland in the Summer of 2019 to explore the city. Born in Detroit and now living in Chicago, Jordano has had a long interest in the places and people of the urban industrial cities of the midwest. The work that Jordano created in Cleveland is a continuation of a theme he explored in his 2018 book, A Detroit Nocturne which explores the nighttime […]


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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS


Sunday, Friday January 22–Sunday, May 2, 2021

Laura Owens (b. 1970) is known for her ranging and experimental approach to the medium of painting. Her work embraces a breadth of sources from the avant-garde to the popular to the decorative. Owens grew up close to Cleveland in Norwalk, Ohio, and as a teenager spent many hours studying the Cleveland Museum of Art’s encyclopedic collections. Having lived in Los Angeles for the last three decades, she now returns to Cleveland to develop an exhibition in collaboration with high […]


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PAST EXHIBITIONS


July 1, 2020 – August 23, 2020

Click to reserve your FREE Entry Ticket! In accordance with safety protocols, Transformer Station is limiting the number of visitors in the museum. We are requiring visitors to register for FREE, timed “group” tickets. Group tickets are available for admittance to the museum for two groups every thirty minutes during our visiting hours. These group tickets are for any visitor, up to a maximum of 5 visitors per group ticket. Social distancing and face masks are required while visiting the […]


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October 25, 2019 – January 26, 2020

Undercurrents is an immersive exhibition of photobooks from around the globe that explores the imperceptible, invisible, and often chaotic forces that shape the world around us and how we choose to interpret them. This exhibition is co-organized by Melissa Catanese and Ed Panar (Spaces Corners, Pittsburgh) with Caitie Moore (Transformer Station & Nomadic Bookshelf, Cleveland) who have selected works that explore our uncertain present and unknowable future. Viewers are invited to visit strangely familiar yet otherworldly landscapes, experience introspective abstractions, […]


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October 25, 2019 – January 26, 2020

Surface Tension encourages us to see our relationship with everyday technology in unexpected ways by highlighting the marks we leave on glass screens we routinely ignore or erase. The subjects pictured beneath the surface of her photographs reflect our culture, whereas the smears and markings of fingerprints record our physical movements and fleeting attention. Surface Tension, Soren’s first solo museum exhibition, will travel to Transformer Station in October following its debut at The Davis Museum at Wellesley College. The Transformer […]


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Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 16, 2019

The Cleveland Museum of Art is proud to present its staff’s creativity and artistic abilities in this exhibition. When you visit the museum, you come across only a fraction of its more than 450 employees, a number of whom are practicing artists. This exhibition features more than 70 works by staff members who collectively represent a cross-section of the museum’s broad range of departments and professions. For the exhibition, staff were invited to submit one work of art; together they […]


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July 5, 2019 – October 6, 2019

I Sing the Body is a group photography show that is a response to the glorious variety of skin and body types that surround us. Works were chosen from the Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Collection as well as a number of loans from museums, galleries, and exhibiting artists. The exhibition include works by Christopher Bucklow, John Coplans, Amber N. Ford, Myra Greene, Peter Larson, Richard Learoyd, Lewis Morley, Zanele Muholi, Carla van de Puttelaar, Carlo Van de Roer, George Sánchez-Calderón, […]


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