CURRENT EXHIBITIONS


Saturday, June 26–Sunday, September 12, 2021

CMA at Transformer Station 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. 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 installations. This exhibition will feature a new iteration […]


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PAST EXHIBITIONS


Saturday, February 27, 2021 – Sunday, May 30, 2021

Click Here to Reserve your FREE Entry Ticket! 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 […]


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Friday, September 18, 2020 – Sunday, January 31, 2021

EXTENDED DATES, now on view through Sunday, January 31, 2021. Please click here to reserve your FREE entry ticket! 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 […]


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Friday, September 18, 2020 – Sunday, January 31, 2021

EXTENDED DATES, now on view through Sunday, January 31, 2021. Please click here to reserve your FREE entry ticket. Dave Jordano: (Human) Landscapes 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 […]


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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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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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