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Holiday Hours:

November 18, 2022

Season’s Greetings from Transformer Station!

We will be closed the following days in observance of the holidays:


Closed Thursday, November 24, 2022


Closed Saturday, December 24 & Sunday, 25, 2022
Closed Saturday, December 31, 2022


Closed Sunday, January 1, 2023


Regular Hours:

Gregory Halpern: 19 Winters / 7 Springs

October 12, 2022

For Immediate Release: October 12, 2022
Transformer Station opens a world-premiere solo show of photography by Gregory Halpern on November 4, 2022.
Gregory Halpern: 19 Winters / 7 Springs


Transformer Station, Cleveland
November 4, 2022 – February 5, 2023

Gregory Halpern, Untitled, 2022, from 19 Winters / 7 Springs. © Gregory Halpern


Cleveland, OH – Transformer Station presents 19 Winters / 7 Springs a solo exhibition by Gregory Halpern. Halpern, a native of Buffalo, New York, and resident of Rochester, has photographed his home county over the past twenty years, in between numerous other books and projects. This mid-career survey is the largest museum show for the photographer to date. An ode to the social landscape of this corner of post-industrial America, the work expands upon Halpern’s distinctive documentary style rooted in both the real and the sublime. 


The exhibition will present a range of 50 color prints, in varying sizes, along with a series of new free-standing sculptures drawn from the Buffalo landscape. 


Halpern tells his stories in both monumental prints and in suites of smaller images, much like musical or poetic phrasing. In this vein, he belongs to — a new post-documentary style pioneered in recent decades by Paul Graham (UK) and Wolfgang Tillmans (Germany), among others.


Halpern has published seven monographs, is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and his photographs are in major public and private collections. He holds a BA in History and Literature from Harvard University and an MFA from California College of the Arts. He is an Associate Member of Magnum Photos and he lives in Rochester with his wife Ahndraya Parlato and their two daughters. He teaches photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology. 


Visiting Hours:
Wednesday – Sunday:
11am – 5pm



Founded in 2013, Transformer Station is a free, privately owned, contemporary art museum located on the west side of Cleveland that presents the work of nationally and internationally recognized artists. It inspires audiences through cutting-edge exhibitions and programming. Exhibitions have included works by Todd Hido, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Christian Patterson, Jess Dugan, Richard Renaldi, Zaneli Muholi, and other leading artists working in photography today. 


Transformer Station
1460 W 29th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113



For more information visit
Press inquiries: Fred Bidwell,
Images for publication
Captions for all images: Gregory Halpern, Untitled 2004–2022 ©Gregory Halpern


‘Dust and Rainbows’ capsule collection designed by Shooting Without Bullets in collaboration with Xhibition for FRONT Triennial

August 25, 2022

Shooting Without Bullets Dust and Rainbows Tee ☁️🌈


Playing with distortion, repetition, and ancient symbols representing motion and time, this design responds to Langston Hughes’ contemplation of dust and rainbows by asking, “What we see, if we see.”


The pixelated, digital dust of a yearbook portrait of Langston Hughes from his time at Cleveland’s Central high school travels through an optical spiral of infinite time, connecting the experiences of Cleveland youth to a rich legacy of renaissance and resistance pioneered by Black artists like Hughes.


The inclusion of FRONT’s theme on the garment represents the coexistence of dust and rainbows in regenerative ecosystems while uplifting the invisible, ephemeral, and unrecognized in Cleveland.


This limited edition tee is available for purchase at the SWOB x Xhibition Pop – Up Activation at The FRONT PNC Exhibition Hub at Transformer Station, in-store at Xhibition Cleveland locations, and online at the link in our bio!


All profits benefit the SWOB agency. We appreciate your support!


FRONT 2022 Pocket Guide

August 25, 2022



FRONT 2022’s pocket guide, the essential resource to navigating your way across the Triennial. When you buy a FRONT 2022 Pocket Guide ($10) and collect a god sticker from each of FRONT’s 11 Presenting Partners, you can receive a free Exhibition Catalog at the end of the triennial ($30 value) while supplies last!


Pocket Guides are available to purchase here at the FRONT PNC Exhibition Hub at Transformer Station, at select Presenting Partner locations, and at FRONT’s online shop.



City Stages 2022: August 3 & 10

August 3, 2022

City Stages 2022


City Stages, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s free acclaimed summer concerts featuring the best in global music, has returned. These block parties will take place in front of Transformer Station, on Wednesdays, August 3 and 10, at 7:30 p.m.


Before or during the concerts, attendees are encouraged to visit Transformer Station, one of 30 venues across Cleveland, Oberlin and Akron participating in the 2022 edition of FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art through October 2. Titled Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows, the free exhibition explores art as an agent of transformation, a mode of healing and a therapeutic process. Staff at the PNC Exhibition Hub at Transformer Station will help visitors plan their journeys through 30 sites, where they will encounter the work of more than 100 contemporary artists.


Transformer Station is located at 1460 W. 29th St. (at the corner of Church Avenue), Cleveland, OH 44113. Normal hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but Transformer Station will remain open until 9 p.m. during City Stages. For more information, visit


Arrive early and grab dinner and a drink at one of Ohio City’s bars or restaurants or visit one of the local shops. Seating is limited—bring camp chairs and enjoy an evening of music and dancing in the street.


FREE to all.


City Stages Schedule:

Dobet Gnahoré (August 3). Photo courtesy of the artist.

  • Wednesday, August 3, 7:30 p.m.
    Dobet Gnahoré

    Hailing from Côte d’Ivoire, Dobet Gnahoré is a virtuosic singer, dancer, percussionist and songwriter who has taken the modern Afropop sounds of her country in exciting new directions. One of Africa’s brightest stars and most striking talents, Gnahoré uses her words and image to empower a new generation of daring, strong and independent African women. “I want to be able to dance to my music,” asserts Gnahoré.



Cimafunk (August 10). Photo by Larisa López.

Wednesday, August 10, 7:30 p.m.

Named by Billboard as a “Top 10 Latin Artist to Watch,” Cimafunk is making a name for himself as one of today’s great showmen, performing an electric live show with his nine-person band from Havana. Cimafunk masterfully blends Afro-Cuban sounds and rhythms with global funk, hip-hop and soul—resulting in a progressive, head-bopping celebration of Black music’s power to eclipse borders and cross-pollinate across cultures. 




Street parking as available, or the Lutheran Hospital parking lot is located at West 28th Street and Franklin Boulevard:


City Stages Parking Map

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