CURRENT EXHIBITIONS


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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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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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS


Dates to be Announced

* The exhibition’s dates have been postponed due to the museum’s temporary closure. New dates will be posted as we know more. 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 […]


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PAST EXHIBITIONS


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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October 27, 2018 – January 13, 2019

Lebanese-American photographer Rania Matar uses the portrait to examine the nature of female identity in girlhood, adolescence, and middle age in the United States and the Middle East. Born and raised in Beirut of Palestinian descent, Matar has lived in the United States since 1984. In her art, she emphasizes “underlying similarities rather than apparent differences across cultures,” and looks for the “beauty in our shared humanity.” This exhibition of 42 large-scale color images made between 2009 and 2016 surveys […]


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July 14, 2018 – September 30, 2018

FRONT International is a region-wide triennial exhibition of work by artists from around the world that launched its first edition in 2018. In addition to housing the offices of FRONT Exhibition Company, the organizers of the exhibition, Transformer station was proud to be one of the 28 sites of the exhibition in Northeast Ohio. FRONT Film Program FRONT International’s film program, housed in a purpose-built theater inside the Crane Gallery at Transformer Station, focuses on cinematic works produced by artists […]


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April 27, 2018 – June 17, 2018

Richard Renaldi exhibited work from his 2016 book Manhattan Sunday Morning, the culmination of a seven-year project to create an homage to the Club life of New York City. With a large-format camera and black and white film, Renaldi’s landscapes and portraits capture “the mystery and abandonment of the club, the nightscape and then finally daybreak.” Jess T. Dugan exhibited new portraits from her on-going project Every Breath We Drew. Since 2011, photographer Jess Dugan has explored the power of […]


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January 20, 2018 – April 15, 2018

Dana Schutz: Eating Atom Bombs debuted a new series of paintings by Schutz. Created mostly in 2018, 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 […]


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