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 (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 of the […]


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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS


Friday, October 8, 2021–Sunday, January 2, 2022

Save The Date: Friday, October 8, 2021 for the FREE, Public Opening of Grand Prototypes, Humble Tools on view Friday October 8, 2021–Sunday, January 2, 2022. How can the everyday processes of art making be transformative for artists and their communities?  To explore this question, the first exhibition of FRONT 2022, Grand Prototypes, Humble Tools, will embrace a uniquely transparent and iterative curatorial approach: existing artworks will be exhibited alongside projects still in development for next summer, and the […]


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PAST EXHIBITIONS


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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February 2, 2019 – April 28, 2019

Raúl de Nieves: Fina, the first solo museum exhibition by Raúl de Nieves (b. 1983, Michoacán, Mexico), will feature new work in a site-specific installation developed for the Cleveland Museum of Art at the Transformer Station. Narrative facets of the installation will be informed by de Nieves’s experience of Mexican cultural traditions, considered through the lens of this moment in history. These will unfold in relation to the particular architecture of the Transformer Station. As a whole, the installation will […]


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