The Cleveland Museum of Art is celebrating its centennial birthday in 2016 and has many special exhibits that represent the finest collections on loan from around the world, along with six exhibits that are from the permanent collection that will be up in 2016 and going into the next year.
Dan Graham: Pavilion Compilation- The artist, Graham, has been an influential figure in conceptual art since the 1960’s. This exhibition is a video works that shows the installation of six of Graham’s sculptures around the world. The artist uses two-way mirror glass to build pavilions that invite guests to interact with them—seeing themselves as they are being seen.
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Dan Graham/Rocks- This is an exhibit that is on display at Transformer Station and is a video work by Dan Graham called Rock is My Religion, that explores the connection between suburbia and rock n roll music. There is also a peak at his pavilion installation video.
The Ecstasy of St. Kara: Kara Walker, New Work- portrays the newest of the large-scale paper works by artist, Kara Walker. These large drawings are inspired by her time spent in Rome and queries into myths and martyrdom. The newest series that will debut at Cleveland Museum of Art reflects the history of Christianity—globally and in the lives of African Americans specifically, and may be inappropriate for younger audiences.
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Opulent Fashion in the Church- This exhibit will run for a year in the textile gallery. Focusing on the high-quality, opulent clothing worn in the Catholic church, the exhibit has a collection of textiles that are fit for royalty.
Myth and Mystique: Cleveland’s Gothic Table Fountain- the most complete and preserved gothic table fountain known is on display in the focus gallery. This piece dates back to 1340’s Paris, France and features creatures playing musical instruments and three tiers with bells and water wheels.
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