CURRENT EXHIBITIONS


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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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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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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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS


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


March 28, 2014 – June 14, 2014

“SUPERBLACK gives a nice peek into the limits. As science pushes forward, it reaches small breaks and plateaus allowing for contemplation. While art may help us ponder the void and the void in SUPERBLACK is the deepest and darkest you will most likely ever see… …It pushes forward to find and probe the void.” – Jimmy Kuehnle, ArtHopper Conceptual artist Jordan Tate premiered a new installation that investigated the nature of blackness through scientific and artistic means. Using a “superblack” […]


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December 14, 2013 – March 8, 2014

Hank Willis Thomas uses photography, video, the web, and installations to examine how history and culture are framed, who is doing the framing, and how these factors affect our views of society. One of the most thoughtful, provocative young American artists of our time, Thomas (born 1976) has already had an impressive decade-long career that includes a 2008 monograph; a fellowship from the Tribeca Film Institute; and exhibitions and acquisitions at prestigious American, European, and African museums and galleries. This […]


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September 8, 2013 – November 30, 2013

The Cleveland Museum of Art was pleased to present The Unicorn, its debut exhibition at Transformer Station. The Unicorn refers to the book of the same title by Martin Walser, an author whose work often questions how humans continually reshape the past. The works in this group exhibition of five internationally-renowned contemporary artists share the processes and practices involved in the construction and reconstruction of the past. The Unicorn’s featured artists are Neïl Beloufa, Martin Soto Climent, Shana Lutker, Haris […]


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May 24, 2013 – August 24, 2013

“…Todd’s work stands apart from the pack by a wide gap. This gap is made up by the sledgehammer authenticity of Todd’s vision, by a violent undercurrent of emotion that hits the viewer like a baseball bat clearing a drunken human path.” – Doug Rickard in American Suburb X The Transformer Station was pleased to present the first museum showing of Excerpts from Silver Meadows, the latest work by Todd Hido, one of the world’s most recognized and influential photographic […]


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February 2, 2013 – May 4, 2013

Light of Day is a an overview of the state of photo-based art today. Bidwell Projects collection focuses on acquisitions of new work by living artists; many works in this show will be seeing the “light of day” for the first time. Featured artists include internationally recognized photographers such as Hiroshi Sugimoto, Adam Fuss and Abelardo Morell as well as younger artists who are now gaining recognition for their work. Works included traditional photographic processes that are repurposed, large-scale digital […]


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